Here is an interesting email newsletter that I received from the Sierra Club to share:
FLATHEAD New and rare species uncovered from 2012 BioBlitzDespite extreme weather conditions, the 2013 BioBlitz in the Flathead River Valley is currently underway. Recently Sierra Club BC announced the findings from 2012, including the discovery of a new spider species and the first sighting in 100 years of a Herrington Fingernail Clam. Learn more about other significant findings from last year’s BioBlitz.
ENBRIDGE Residents in northern B.C. still saying “No” to Northern GatewayOn June 16 and 17 over 500 people rallied in Terrace outside the Joint Review Panel hearings for Enbridge’s Northern Gateway, demonstrating continued public opposition to the proposed Northern Gateway pipeline. Read Caitlyn Vernon’s blog from Terrace. Since the Joint Review Panel was appointed in 2010, hundreds of thousands of British Columbians have raised their voices in opposition to the project. Learn more.
CLAYOQUOT SOUND Rainforests are still at risk after 20 years of clear-cutting oppositionOn July 5, 2013, it will be 20 years since environmental activists joined together to blockade logging roads at Clayoquot Sound. Today, much of the rainforest there remains standing, but large tracts are still unprotected from clear-cut logging. Sierra Club BC and Clayoquot Sound Conservation Alliance seek to work collaboratively with First Nations towards lasting conservation solutions for this area’s remaining ancient rainforest valleys. Learn more.
Photo Credits (top to bottom, left to right): Don Hoffmann; Jaime Rojo, iLCP; Pat Moss; Tofino Photography.
Sierra Club BC’s mission is to protect B.C.’s wilderness and wildlife, especially in light of global warming.
JUNE 29, 2013 – ISSUE 142 make a donation New – Summer Schedule! Sierra Life comes out once a month in July and August.
UPCOMING EVENTS July 2, 2013 – Walking Together to Cherish Our Coast, Vancouver. Join Sierra Lower Mainland for a walk of the Vancouver SeaWall and learn about the potential threat of the Kinder Morgan pipeline expansion. July 13, 2013 – Eighth Annual Paddle for the Peace, Peace River Valley. Celebrate and support the protection of the precious Peace River Valley during a family-friendly day on the water spent at Bear Flat between Fort. St. John and Hudson’s Hope. Bring a paddle!
VIDEO Kinder Morgan Strikes Again: Two Pipeline Leaks in Two Weeks A week after the oil leak near Merritt, another has sprung east of Hope, on the same day Kinder Morgan planned an open house in Metro Vancouver to discuss their proposed new pipeline. Spoken word artist C.R. Avery’s striking message in Sierra Club BC’s Thief Behind the Mask, which has been viewed over 7,000 times, is more urgent than ever. What will be the next Kinder Morgan surprise?
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THANK YOU We would like to thank Learning for a Sustainable Future for their “Project Flow” funding which will be used to support the delivery of our Environmental Education program.