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The SCCA is deeply saddened by the loss of our friend and benefactor, Rick O'Neill, who died last Friday, August 16th at his home. Rick was devoted to the protection of our natural environment and worked hard, without a need for recognition, to bring the importance and beauty of our forest ecosystems into focus for others, through his photography, guided forest walks, activism, and wildlife habitat enhancement and survey work.

The SCCA has been appointed the executor of his estate and heir to his property. We will be maintaining this property as a conservation area according to his wishes.
We are requesting your assistance and ideas for a Celebration of Rick's many contributions to our community and to the planet. We hope to hold this event later in Sept, in the spirit of Rick's traditional salmon feast. Please email your ideas for contributions or describe the type of help you might want to contribute to organize the event to: chair@thescca.ca

Rick was a very private person and even though many of us have known the important things about him like his values and dedication to environmental causes, his skills as a photographer, his work ethic, his mischievous sense of humour and joy in music, it turns out we don't know much about his earlier, pre-Sunshine Coast life. We would love to hear your stories and share any information you think appropriate about Rick, especially if you can help fill in these earlier blanks from back then. Please do send along any more information to the same email: chair@thescca.ca.

It is lovely to see all the postings of photos and videos on-line. Thank you to all who are already sharing memories of Rick. He was an exemplar of the environmental values we hold dear. We will all miss his quiet determination and ornery twinkle.

Want to learn what you can do to improve salmon habitat and promote local waterway health?
Join us on September 21st and 22nd for the Sunshine Coast Streamkeepers training.

Chaster Creek, Elphinstone
9 am to 5 pm each day
Cost: $50

Trainers Dianne Sanford and Angela Kroning will lead you in this hands-on introduction to fish habitat, stream restoration, aquatic life identification and waterway stewardship. Participants who complete the two day training will receive a Streamkeepers certificate from the Pacific Streamkeepers Federation.

APPLY HERE by September 2, 2019
Only 12 spaces available, so apply today!

Presented in collaboration with the Sunshine Coast Streamkeepers, with support from generous local donors.

We held our Annual General Meeting on June 18th, followed by fantastic discussion about water meters and water conservation efforts, and as usual, enjoyed conversation, refreshments and an amazing spread of potluck treats.

Staff and Board at 2019 AGM

We're pleased to have re-elected Mary Louise Hendry to our Board, which now consists of: Lee Ann Johnson (Chair), Mary Louise Hendry (Secretary), Dan Bouman, Suzanne Senger, and Bill Wareham. We will greatly miss Jason Herz, who retired this year, though he'll still head up our Covenants committee, and if his parting gift is any indication, he'll definitely continue to model great water conservation practices! And we were happy to introduce everyone to our 2019 summer interns, Devon Ellis-Durity and Erika Evasiuk.

If you had to miss it, don't worry, you can at least still check out the agenda, minutes, reports and financial statements here:

AGM 2019 Agenda

AGM 2019 Minutes - Draft

2018 AGM Minutes

Chair's Report

2018 Financial Position Statement

2018 Statement of Operations

Notes to Financial Statements

 

We're pleased to partner again this year with the Arts Centre to offer 3 children’s workshops, each combining art-making with learning about local biodiversity.  In the mornings participants learn to draw, sculpt and paint the rich and varied life of the Coast led by a senior artist/teacher. In the afternoon, walks and discussions take over as we explore the rich life forms that populate this special part of the Pacific Northwest, and learn about how we can all become environmental stewardship super-heroes!

Each workshop culminates in an exhibition of work in our community gallery with a reception celebrating their achievements. Workshops run 10:00 – 3:00 each day, with a break provided for lunch.

There are still a few spaces remaining - REGISTER HERE!

DO YOU LOVE NATURE & WANT MEANINGFUL SUMMER EMPLOYMENT?
Or know someone who does?

We are seeking outgoing, hard-working youth interns as our CONSERVATION RESEARCH & OUTREACH COORDINATORS*.

Please see FULL POSITION DESCRIPTION HERE.

Apply by: April 19, 2019
Dates of employment: May 27 - Sept 1, 2019**
Wage & hours: $14.00/hr, 35 hrs/week

* Must be 15-30 yrs of age who is a Canadian citizen, permanent resident or have official refugee protection status, and legally eligible to work in Canada.
** Length of employment and hours per week contingent upon funds awarded from Canada Summer Jobs.

To apply, send cover letter, resume, and 3 reference contacts to: office@thescca.ca.
Incomplete applications will not be considered.
First Nations and visible minority students are encouraged to apply.

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