On Saturday, March 23rd residents up and down the Sunshine Coast will be assembling their own rain barrels. Public workshops will be held in each of the Gibsons, Sechelt and Pender Harbour areas. Participants will learn about water conservation during drought, build a 55-litre barrel to take home, and get tips on collecting, storing, and safely using water for their gardens.

These workshops were co-organized by the Sunshine Coast Regional District, Sunshine Coast Conservation Association, Sunshine Coast Botanical Garden and the Ruby Lake Lagoon Nature Reserve Society, as a fun and practical way for residents to learn about and partake in water conservation.

Photo: Preparing for rain barrel workshop: Chris Addy, Gibsons Building Supplies Sechelt; Marina Stjepovic, SCRD; Nadi Fleschhut, Ruby Lake Lagoon Nature Reserve Society; Jason Herz, SCCA

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The proposed Narrows Inlet Independent power project appears to be stalled.

The SCCA raised some concerns about it and now the Environmental Assessment Office has identified a number of serious problems with the application.

See also a headline article in the February 8 issue of the Coast Reporter.

We had a fantastic party at the Hall on November 17 for our annual Celebration of Conservation. Long time supporters, Sweet Cascadia, were joined this year by a host of amazing and generous musicians.  Kenji Akimoto entertained us on guitar while we welcomed everyone to the event and then Dan's Daughter's took over with their amazing voices and fiddle. The dance floor filled up for the Brothers in Farms, and they had the crowd well warmed up for an amazing set by Sweet Cascadia. We can't thank these musicians enough for turning this in to such a great party. (See photos below.)  Of course none of this would have happened without Clarence doing all the behind the scenes work. It was a very long day for him.

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To see the winners of the Seward Halo kayak and the Helly Hansen jackets, click on Read More. The winning tickets were drawn at the Celebration of Conservation on November 17 at Roberts Creek Hall.

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