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JasonSaturday, September 10th, the Sunshine Coast Conservation Association participated in the Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup. We chose to “clean” the shoreline along Davis Bay, either side of the pier. Fourteen volunteers showed up including board members: Jason Herz, Tella Sametz, Marianne Larsen and Sheenah Main. Thanks to all of our volunteers.  Great to see some new faces including high schooler, Alexa Conyers.

Also, thanks to the local businesses who contributed to the cause: Sechelt Home Hardware, One o One Office Supplies and Extra Foods.

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dragonflyThe Report of the BC Species At Risk Task Force, published in January of this year, is an important document that will help everyone engage more effectively in the urgent task of maintaining biological diversity and ecosystem services in the province British Columbia.

The SCCA has sent a detailed response to the SAR Task Force.

The SCCA very strongly supports the main recommendations of the Task Force. We particularly agree with and want to emphasize:

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tailed frogThe SCCA has been concerned about conservation of Coastal Tailed Frog populations in the Elphinstone area for many years. Read the SCCA’s research paper Elphinstone Amphibian Values.

Based on this research, the SCCA proposed a Wildlife Habitat Area for the Coastal Tailed Frog along Clack and Gough creeks (see original proposal map).

This proposal was originally submitted in 2004 and is still in limbo. Read about the history and current status of the proposal here.

Photo by Rick O'Neill
 

winnerThe SCCA is pleased to announce the winners of our 2011 Fundraising Raffle. The draw took place Sunday August 21st in Roberts Creek. All raffle prizes were generously donated by Sunshine Coast artists, crafts people and businesses.

1st prize Winner: Sam Fialkow, Roberts Creek
Wooden row boat (Sunshine Coast boat-builder Nicol Warn)

2nd prize Winner: Leah Thomson, North Vancouver
Sunshine Coast art package (creations from Kathi Dunlop, Katie Janyk and Mellon Glass )

3rd Prize Winner: Devon Blean
Sunshine Coast “Stay-cation” (Crystal Ranch Guesthouse & the Gumboot Restaurant)

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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