SCCA volunteers and supporters gathered on June 14 for the annual appreciation social. A number of participants gathered to have their photo taken with Rick O'Neill, recipient of the John Hind-Smith Environmental Achievement Award. Special thanks to musicians Val Anderson on vibraphones and Paul Steenhuis on guitar for their contribution to the evening.

LtoR Back: Sheena Main, George Smith, Katie Janyk, Juncoe Jan Williams, Brad Benson, Michael Maser, Michael Siddall, Rick O'Neill, Larry Musser, Bette Chadwick, David Moule, Linda Williams, Fern Walker, Gayle Neilson

Front: Alan Sirulnikoff, Jason Hertz (Chair of the SCCA Board of Directors), Janice Talbot, Marianne Larsen, Rita Petrescue

Jason&RickOn June 14, 2011, the SCCA was very pleased to present the John Hind-Smith Award to Rick O'Neill from Roberts Creek at the annual 'Friends of the SCCA' celebration evening.

Established in 2006, the John Hind-Smith Environmental Achievement Award honours a worthy local citizen who has demonstrated their dedication and commitment to the environment and preserving wildlife.

The award was last presented in 2008 to Brad Benson.

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Over a hundred people were in attendance on Tuesday, May 24 when the Sunshine Coast Conservation Association welcomed Alexandra Morton to RobertÂ’s Creek Hall.


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Logging blowdownIn response to concerns about proposed logging in the Wilson Creek Watershed, the SCCA has written to Sechelt Community Projects Inc. (the Community Forest) requesting a formal Coastal Watershed Assessment of the entire Wilson Creek Watershed.

The Wilson watershed was extensively harvested before 2002 and again excessively disturbed by private managed forest land logging in 2007.
Photo: Collapse of riparian management zone after Interfor logging along Husdon Creek in the Wilson watershed, September 30, 2001. Rick O'Niel photo.

Letter to SCPI, March 8, 2011
Logging, Deregulation and Hydrology in the Wilson Creek Watershed