Wilderness Committee Paddle for the Peace

Here an action alert from the Wilderness Committee to share and take part in:

A social media storm to stop the Site C dam

Dear Eldy,

The summer is heating up, and so is the fight to stop the proposed Site C dam from flooding the beautiful Peace River Valley!

Right now I am getting packed to head up to the Fort St. John area to be the MC for the Paddle for the Peace event. I’ll be joining a canoe and kayak flotilla along with hundreds of farmers, ranchers, First Nations leaders, environmental reps and local community members, all paddling down the Peace River on Saturday July 12th. The annual event is to show our combined opposition to the proposed Site C dam.

These days it’s not only the farmers, ranchers, First Nations and environmentalists who are speaking out against the project. Now ratepayers and even major industries in BC are joining the growing chorus of opposition to the proposed Site C dam.

This is an urgent matter! We’re expecting the provincial and federal governments to make a decision on Site C this fall.

NOW is the time to turn up the volume – with a coordinated blast on social media (Facebook and Twitter), and in a letter to the editor of your local newspaper. We’ve put together a helpful list of points to consider when writing letters to the local paper about the Site C dam, plus a list of BC local newspaper contacts, which you can find here.

In the coming months, I will be sending you action alerts that will help build a wall of opposition that is even bigger than the proposed Site C dam!

Our first action will be a social media storm on Saturday, July 12th – the day of the Paddle for the Peace. If you are on Twitter, please tweet directly at Premier Clark (@christyclarkbc) on July 12th with your message of opposition to the proposed #SiteC dam.

In the days after the paddle, please share our photos from the Paddle for the Peace with your social media networks. You’ll be able to find my posts and photos from the event on our Facebook page, on my Twitter feed (@JoeFoyWild) or on the Wilderness Committee’s Twitter feed (@wildernews).

We’re counting on your support and sincerely thank you in advance for helping to save the Peace River Valley – and the people of BC – from the proposed Site C Dam!

For the Peace,

Joe Foy | National Campaign Director
Wilderness Committee

Joe Foy

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