Today’s post is a share of an email I received from Wilderness Committee:
Stanley Park Town Hall Meeting on Thurs. July 12
Vancouver’s Stanley Park is one of the largest, most ecologically diverse urban parks on the planet. A rare gem situated at the heart of one of Canada’s major cities, the 1,000-acre park is home to huge trees, wildlife, stunning beaches, and a gorgeous seawall—making it a must-see attraction for every Vancouver visitor. The area has already suffered heavy environmental damage due to increased industrial activity, but an oil spill the region would absolutely devastate the park and its delicate marine ecosystem.
With local communities considering oil giant Kinder Morgan’s pipeline expansion proposal—to bring over 300 oil tankers per year into Vancouver Harbour—citizens need to be aware of the risks these plans impose on the world-famous park.
This Thursday, July 12, the Wilderness Committee and Tanker Free BC will be hosting a town hall meeting in Vancouver to launch a brand new report about the potential impacts of an oil spill on Stanley Park. The report, written by Greenpeace International co-founder Rex Weyler, contains important information about the park’s biodiversity to demonstrate exactly what would be at stake in the event of a tanker accident.
For anyone in the Lower Mainland, this town hall is a great opportunity for residents to join the discussion about the pipeline and tanker proposal, and to learn more about the unique ecosystems and species that the park sustains. Sundance Chief Rueben George, member of the Tsleil-Waututh Nation, will be in attendance to perform a greeting.
Other speakers at the event include:
- Niki Sharma, Vancouver Park Board
- Robyn Worcester, Stanley Park Ecology Society
Town Hall Meeting
Thursday, July 12, 2012
Roundhouse Community Centre
181 Roundhouse Mews (Davie + Pacific)
If you don’t live around Vancouver, you will be able to download the full report from our website after Thursday’s launch. For more information, please visit our website or call 604-683-8220.
Hope to see you there!
Ben West | Healthy Communities Campaigner
For those who live in the Lower Mainland how fortunate to be able to attend. I will have to download the full reports after Thursday`s launch.
Today’s “stone” is Day 190 Stanley Park, any park, any land, any environment, any habitat, all important