Here is a great newsletter to share from the Sierra Club BC:
FLATHEAD BIOBLITZ Going batty in the FlatheadHalloween is almost here and Sierra Club BC has bats in our belfry… on our website, actually. Bats small and large abound in the Flathead River Valley, but did you know that this wild and biodiverse region is home to as many as ten bat species, two of them endangered? Check out the latest from the 2013 Flathead Bioblitz bat team.
FLATHEAD Teck makes $19 million land conservation purchaseSierra Club BC, along with our coalition partners in Flathead Wild, commend Teck Resources for purchasing three parcels of land in the southeast corner of the province for conservation. Representatives from Flathead Wild will work with Teck to help develop an appropriate stewardship structure and strategy for these lands as we continue advocating for a national park in the southeastern one-third of the Flathead. Read more.
TANKERS AND PIPELINES Defend our Climate! Defend our Communities!On November 16, Sierra Club BC is helping to support a national day of action on climate change and tar sands expansion. The day of action will show our provincial and federal governments that their citizens take climate change seriously. In B.C., we are asking the provincial government to turn away from building new fossil fuel infrastructure such as pipelines, coal mines and fracking facilities, and instead rapidly shift to a low-carbon economy through all sectors. Read more about the event and how to get involved.
SITE C DAM Thank you for helping to save the Peace River ValleyIn September, we asked you to support Sierra Club BC’s campaign to stop the proposed Site C dam on the Peace River. We were amazed and humbled by your response. Thanks to your ongoing support, we will ramp up our outreach efforts to make sure that thousands of BC Hydro customers across B.C. participate in the upcoming comment period. We will insist that the review panel bring hearings to communities across BC, as the proposed Site C dam would affect all British Columbians through loss of farmland and higher hydro rates.
THANK YOU Sierra Club BC would like to thank the Vancouver Foundation for their ongoing support of our Going Wild! Environmental Education program.
Photo Credits (top to bottom, left to right): Cory Olson; Cory Olson; Andrew S. Wright; Sarah Cox.
Sierra Club BC’s mission is to protect B.C.’s wilderness and wildlife, especially in light of global warming.
OCTOBER 26, 2013 – Issue 148 make a donation Sierra Life comes out every other Saturday morning
UPCOMING EVENTS Oct. 27, 2013 – It’s Time to Take Back our Ports – Vancouver. Farmland, orcas, salmon Burns Bog are all threatened by massive port expansion and the push to export more oil and coal from Metro Vancouver. If you share these concerns, please join the rally at New West Quay, Noon. Oct. 28, 2013 – River Pilgrimage to the Tar Sands – Victoria. Join Sierra Club BC volunteer Terry Dance-Bennink for a talk on her pilgrimage to the Alberta tar sands. Esquimalt United Church, 6:30 pm. Oct. 29, 2013– Vancouver Fruit Tree Project Harvest Feast – Vancouver. Come and eat dinner at Rocky Mountain Flatbread and 10% of sales will go to supporting the Vancouver Fruit Tree Project. Rocky Mountain Flatbread Co., 1876 West 1st Ave, 5:00 pm. Nov. 3, 2013 – Workshop: Gardening With Edible Native Plants – Vancouver. An introduction to a selection of B.C.’s native flora, and how they can be both attractive and resilient additions to any home garden, and support local biodiversity. Strathcona Community Centre, 601 Keefer St, 1:00-2:30 pm. Nov. 5, 2013 – Book Launch: Oil Man and The Sea – Victoria. Part investigative reporting, part environmental travelogue, Arno Kopecky and Ilja Herb’s Oil Man And The Sea weaves ecology and culture into a powerful work of adventure and politics. 3475 Ripon Road, 7:00 pm. Nov. 9 2013 – Boots’n Suits – Victoria. Mason Street Farm is hosting a “farmraiser” — a five-course feast by Victoria’s top chefs, with wine and cider pairings, local beer, and live entertainment, followed by a dance party. Odd Fellows Hall, 6:00 pm. Nov. 12, 2013 – Clayoquot Conversations: The Legacy and Future of Clayoquot Sound – Victoria. Join the Clayoquot Sound Conservation Alliance and guests for an engaging panel discussion with Elizabeth May, veteran environmentalists, and active First Nations leaders. Alix Goolden Hall, 7:30 pm. Nov 16, 2013 – Defend our Climate! Defend our Communities! – In Your Community! Join Sierra Club BC and thousands of others that will come together in their communities to build a united wall of opposition to pipelines, reckless tar sands expansion and runaway climate change. Pledge to stand up in your community on November 16th?
VIDEO Education E-Clips: Camping in Ecoprovinces Have you ever struggled with setting up a tent or wonder what is an “ecoprovince”? Learn more about B.C.’s diverse regions, what ecoprovince you live in, and easy tips for camping in British Columbia. Suitable for ages 12 and up. Also, keep an eye on our YouTube channel for Sierra Club BC’s videos.
These articles are all interesting reading…I hope everyone takes a few minutes to view them!!