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Journey of a Lifetime on the Fraser River:  July 20–August 14

Journey of a Lifetime on the Fraser River: July 20–August 14

Submitted by the Rivershed Society of BC – The Rivershed Society of BC is hosting its 14th annual Sustainable Living Leadership Program (SLLP). This educational program begins at the headwaters of the Fraser River near Mount Robson and arrives at the city shores of Vancouver, 26 days later, and 1,400 kilometers downstream. This journey of […]

ACTIVISM | Local Activists Demand that PM  Protect Rivers

ACTIVISM | Local Activists Demand that PM Protect Rivers

Local activist and chair of the Kamloops Council of Canadians Anita Strong is calling on the Trudeau government to keep its election campaign promise to “restore lost protections” to water by immediately restoring the protections eliminated from the Navigable Waters Protection Act (NWPA). “The Prime Minister made a promise during last year’s federal election campaign […]

STEWARDSHIP | TRU’s Applied Sustainable Ranching:  Proclamation Awarded

STEWARDSHIP | TRU’s Applied Sustainable Ranching: Proclamation Awarded

By Angela Abrahão – Things happen often when we’re not paying attention, mostly because, well, they are just part of life. Here, ranching in our small part of the world is life, filled with hayfields and cows, where there are things like calving season and haying season, and in all the other times in between, […]

CONSERVATION | On the Fraser River with the Sustainable Living Leadership Program (SLLP)

CONSERVATION | On the Fraser River with the Sustainable Living Leadership Program (SLLP)

By Oliver Berger – This summer I was fortunate enough to join The Rivershed Society of BC (RSBC) and 11 other fantastic individuals on a journey down the Mighty Fraser from headwaters to mouth. Each participant came with camping gear, a sustainable project for their home community to work and build upon, and an open mind. […]

STEWARDSHIP | Conservation Society’s Green Events Project

STEWARDSHIP | Conservation Society’s Green Events Project

By Brianna van De Wijngaard– Earlier this year, the Cariboo Chilcotin Conservation Society (aka CCCS) decided to revamp its Green Event hosting efforts. We wanted to create more incentive for folks to make their events, meetings, and parties more sustainable, and that’s because they’re the perfect venue for “lead by example” change-makers: people not only […]

STEWARDSHIP | Through the Looking Glass: A miniature world is abuzz at Scout Island Nature Centre

STEWARDSHIP | Through the Looking Glass: A miniature world is abuzz at Scout Island Nature Centre

By Diane Dunaway – Kids of all ages love Scout Island Nature Centre’s observation honey bee hive. It’s a popular display that draws those who wish to see the lives of bees from behind the glass walls of this unique fixture. Volunteer carpenter and retired beekeeper Jürgen Hornburg crafted the five-frame hive from plans shared […]

STEWARDSHIP | Celebrate Earth Day Every Day

STEWARDSHIP | Celebrate Earth Day Every Day

By Jessica Kirby – The trouble with celebratory days of observance is they beg the question of how to react to world issues the other 364 days of the year. There are cynics in every crowd who assume days of observance are largely symbolic and promote armchair social activism, but is that the case? Are […]

STEWARDSHIP | Cariboo-Chilcotin Shoreline Awareness Initiative: Living Shorelines – The Ribbon of Life

STEWARDSHIP | Cariboo-Chilcotin Shoreline Awareness Initiative: Living Shorelines – The Ribbon of Life

What does the term ‘living shorelines’ mean to you? Living shorelines refers to a unique part of the ecosystem that is a Ribbon of Life. And what is not alive is providing for life in some other way. Whether it provides shelter, shade, or protection, a diverse array of features (plants, logs, trees, stumps, and […]

STEWARDSHIP | Salmon Dream

STEWARDSHIP | Salmon Dream

    Salmon Dream   Last night I had the strangest dream I ever had before I dreamed the salmon all over the world Were coming home no more   And the river no longer ran with red When the aspens turned to gold The children no longer leaned over the bridge A miracle to behold   Like the miracle of the mystery Of […]

SCIENCE | STEWARDSHIP | I SEA Change: 5 Gyres Ocean Plastic Research

SCIENCE | STEWARDSHIP | I SEA Change: 5 Gyres Ocean Plastic Research

By Lisa Bland — Anyone who has spent time on or near the ocean knows its power and beauty, and has probably been touched by its mystery. Seeing first hand a whale breaching from the depths, schools of dolphins and swirling silver fish, or discovering tide pools filled with urchins, anemones, and hermit crabs, inspires […]

STEWARDSHIP | Horsefly River Salmon Festival 2015

STEWARDSHIP | Horsefly River Salmon Festival 2015

Submitted by the Horsefly River Roundtable — Plans are well underway for the Horsefly River Salmon Festival featuring family-friendly events, information, and entertainment to welcome the majestic Sockeye back home to their spawning grounds at Horsefly River. The festival, hosted by the Horsefly River Roundtable, takes place Saturday, September 26 and Sunday, September 27 across […]

STEWARDSHIP | ACTIVISM | On How to Change the World

STEWARDSHIP | ACTIVISM | On How to Change the World

By Rod Marining — When someone comes up to you and says, “I want to spend over $400,000 doing a documentary of you and your friends’ lives, and we are going to call the documentary How to Change the World, it is somewhat unbelievable. “Why would you spend such a horrendous amount of money on […]

STEWARDSHIP | Adventurous Change-Makers Wanted for Unique Fraser River Journey

STEWARDSHIP | Adventurous Change-Makers Wanted for Unique Fraser River Journey

The Rivershed Society of BC is looking for environmental leaders who are up for the trip—and the challenge—of a lifetime. The not-for-profit organization is inviting people who dream of starting, or who may already be working on sustainability initiatives to apply for the Sustainable Living Leadership Program (SLLP).The SLLP is an eye-opening 25-day educational program […]

STEWARDSHIP | ECOLOGY | WILDLIFE | The Pull of a River

STEWARDSHIP | ECOLOGY | WILDLIFE | The Pull of a River

By Jacquie Lanthier —  Rivers have a way of calling us back to ourselves. The river cradles us, and in the carrying shows us who we are. We have come from all across the Fraser Basin, travelling from the outskirts of the city, meeting for the very first time on the overnight Greyhound bus. We […]

STEWARDSHIP | CHILDREN | The Horsefly Green Team | Youth Healthy Inquiry Project: Reducing our carbon footprint

STEWARDSHIP | CHILDREN | The Horsefly Green Team | Youth Healthy Inquiry Project: Reducing our carbon footprint

By Calvin Dubray and the Horsefly Green Team — This endeavour started with adult mentors posing a challenge to the Student Leadership Team at Horsefly Elementary Junior Secondary. The challenge was to propose a question that would form the foundation of a Youth Healthy Inquiry Project. Students came up with the following: What is your question? […]

STEWARDSHIP | ECOLOGY | WILDLIFE | The Mighty Fraser: A River to Experience

STEWARDSHIP | ECOLOGY | WILDLIFE | The Mighty Fraser: A River to Experience

By Lisa Bland — The Fraser River, designated a Canadian Heritage River in 1998, is the largest river in BC and has the most productive salmon fishery in the world. Its headwaters begin at Mount Robson in the Rocky Mountains and it empties some 1400 km later into the Strait of Georgia in Vancouver. BC’s […]