Since we last reported out in our spring-summer newsletter, the SCCP has been focused on the program activities funded in the first half of 2017 while bolstering legacy programs through ongoing networking and monitoring.
Most recently the SCCP, in partnership with the Fraser Valley Conservancy hosted the first “Rally in the Valley” in Abbotsford on September 13th. Part of our ongoing Conservation Connections, this full day of professional development, knowledge sharing and storytelling on species at risk conservation is just one of the ways that the SCCP continues to provide opportunities to network and engage South Coast audiences.
Our next community event is just a few days away on September 30. The Cheam Lake Nature Fest celebrates the wildlife and species at risk of Cheam Lake Regional Park, a biodiversity hotspot in the Popkum area north of Bridal Veil Falls.
Coming up in November, look for a registration notification for our next webinar. This time around we are going to mix it up with a combination of experiences on species at risk and land use planning from the South Okanagan and the South Coast. We will be joined by Alison Peatt Conservation Planner whose work is part of a joint venture between the South Okanagan Similkameen Conservation Program and the regional district. From closer afield, and Erika Nassichuk, Environmental Protection Technician from the District of North Vancouver will be speaking to the District’s renewed focus on environmental protection and development permitting. We can guarantee some valuable, candid reflections and learning outcomes on the successes and challenges of affecting conservation-based change within local government.
Speaking of webinars, did you know that the SCCP has a YouTube channel? We have a number of videos and you can tune into all our past webinars, with more to come! Don’t forget to sign up on our homepage for our bi-annual newsletter and like us on Facebook to make sure you don’t miss out on upcoming webinars and other outreach events!