Renata Herberger

Renata Herberger

Mermaid to swim inlet

Costa Rica projects inspire local awareness swim

A North Saanich  woman will attempt to swim the Saanich Inlet today (Aug. 5), to raise awareness about the need for marine protection and activism in local waters.

Renate Herberger said that she will be swimming along the shoreline from Brentwood Bay to North Saanich in the hopes that the inlet will recieve full protection as a marine protected area, with minimal development.

“I’ve turned swimming into a form of environmental activism,” said Herberger.

Herberger will be starting her swim at 9 a.m. at Pacifica Paddlesports near the Brentwood Bay ferry terminal, and plans on finishing at the Wain Road shore no later than 5 p.m.

Herberger has also swum the Costa Rican Pacific coastline to promote the need for marine sanctuaries in that area.

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