SCCA News


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

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Map: Victoria Times Colonist
Press Release: February 8, 2011

At least 40 streams in four adjoining B.C. inlets north of Vancouver have been targeted for new water bottling operations, five groups revealed today. The bulk of the dozens of water bottling license applications--in Bute, Knight, Jervis and Toba Inlets--were filed in 2010 and are now in the hands of the new B.C. Ministry of Resource Operations.

Friends of Bute Inlet, Sierra Club Quadra Island, Sierra Club Malaspina , the Sunshine Coast Conservation Association and the Campbell River chapter of the Council of Canadians are all calling on B.C. Environment Minister Murray Coell to authorize a formal environmental assessment covering all the applications.

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