As federal Ministers prepare to head west to beat the drum for tar sands pipelines, one local government took a more balanced approach. Last week, the District of North Vancouver held a public information session to allow local residents to hear both sides of the argument and make up their own minds about whether the … Continue readingRead more »
A final goodbye from our summer outreach coordinators
Well, it’s been a fantastic three months, but it’s time for summer interns Mikaela and Megan to say goodbye and head on back to their university classes. Here are a few thoughts they wish to share about their summer with GSA: We’ve had a great time working with Georgia Strait Alliancethis summer. With just over … Continue readingRead more »
Kick-starting cross-border organizing to protect the Salish Sea
I’m writing this from a ferry in the middle of the Georgia Strait, on my way back to Vancouver from our cross-border town hall about fossil fuel exports in the Salish Sea. Talking at the town hall, with the tanker routeand the San Juan Island meeting in the backgroundPhoto by Megan Spencer A few hours … Continue readingRead more »
Be a Wise Whale and Wildlife Watcher
Exploring the Whale Museum in Telegraph Cove (Photo by R. Spencer) A couple weeks ago, I went up island with my family to do some whale and wildlife watching. Not only did we see belted kingfishers and a pair of sea lions and bald eagles, but we were lucky enough to glimpse a pod of … Continue readingRead more »
It’s time to name our Mermaid – join the fun and win!
Here I am enjoying the 100th annual Coombs Fair! (Photo M. Wilson) Hi everyone; it’s your favourite mermaid here, asking for some help choosing my new name. Georgia Strait Alliance’s Outreach Coordinators Mikaela and Megan have worked tirelessly all summer to get as many name choices as possible for me to choose from, and over … Continue readingRead more »
Calling all Volunteers! How YOU can protect the Georgia Strait
Tacking on extra experience to your resume, networking and meeting people from diverse backgrounds or simply boosting your karma and self-worth, all are common reasons we sign up to volunteer. A quick surf of the internet illuminates thousands of ways to provide your time free of charge – you could be cleaning houses, fundraising for … Continue readingRead more »
Want to be a Bright Birder? It’s Easier Than You Think!
Mallard Duckling, Skaha Lake, Penticton. Photo by M. Wilson So you want to try birding (that’s bird watching, not bird hunting). Here’s what you’ll need to get started: Binoculars (optional) Bird identification book (optional) An area where you can find birds (includes your backyard) Pretty easy huh? Birding is a great hobby for all ages. … Continue readingRead more »
Make your Own or Enter To Win –Toxic Smart Products!
Enjoying a lovely sunset last Tuesday at Parksville Summer by the Sea Market, Outreach Coordinator Mikaela and I were struck with a brainwave –what if we crafted a selection of Toxic Smart cleaning products, and collected natural soaps and scrubs from market vendors to create prize packs? We drifted from vendor to vendor, and were … Continue readingRead more »
New Outreach Activity: Bitumen and Water Don’t Mix
M&M just finished another great weekend, with beautiful sunshine to keep us company! On Saturday we went to Victoria to celebrate Mountain Equipment Co-op’s Paddlefest, an amazing event where beginner to expert paddlers were showing off their moves in the calm waters of Willows Beach. Then we finished off the weekend with a relaxing trip … Continue readingRead more »
Save the Salish Sea!
I am very excited to announce the launch of Save the Salish Sea, our new campaign in collaboration with the Wilderness Committee to protect our unique corner of the ocean from the threat of fossil fuel expansion. The Salish Sea is one of the world’s most spectacularly beautiful and ecologically rich bodies of water, stretching … Continue readingRead more »