Friends of Cortes Island (FOCI) is looking to appoint an experienced researcher on a short-term contract to look into the feasibility of developing potential bioremediation measures for Hague and Gunflint Lakes.

Bioremediation is the use of natural vegetation to uptake potentially harmful nutrients that can feed algae blooms; examples include shoreline planting and the use of floating vegetation rafts.

The results will help inform the potential development of a bioremediation project to help reduce nutrient input and mitigate the impact of algal blooms on these valuable water bodies and forms an integral part of FOCI’s Love the Lakes Project.

Funding for this work has come from the Habitat Conservation Trust Foundation.

Further information can be found in the attached document, including details on how to apply. Deadline July 15th, 2018.

For more information on this position or the application process, please feel free to contact Helen at or 250-935-0087.