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SkeenaWild Conservation Trust The Stream: Your Regional Update

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March 2016

This month roars in with a big show of sealions, seals, eagles, birds and people all following the eulachon who have entered our Northern river systems in abundance. The return of the eulachon gives life to the rivers by providing a major food source to fish and marine mammals, as well as, our coastal communities.  

The Skeena is thriving this year and it is our collective responsibility to protect and enhance this natural ecosystem while continuing to build a sustainable economy. Read on and find out how you can make a difference as well as learn about others who are helping to build and maintain a healthy watershed.

Photo: Sam Blair

The Scientific Evidence is Clear

More than 135 scientists led by Biologist Jonathan Moore have signed a letter written to federal Environment Minister Catherine McKenna and copied to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, confirming Lelu Island is the worst possible location to put Pacific NorthWest's LNG facility (PNW LNG) with regards to potential risks to fish and fisheries.

PNW LNG would also increase BC's Climate Change Emissions by 20% making it impossible for our province to meet our legislated climate change commitments.

The plant itself would add 8.5% to BC's climate change emissions. The upstream emissions from fracking, transportation, methane leaks etc. would add another 10 - 14% according to the federal government agency - Environment & Climate Change Canada. In total the projects climate change emissions (not including emissions downstream from the plant - transportation, regasification and burning in Asia), would add 18.5 - 22.5% to BC's current climate change emissions.

This information is contained in the PNW LNG Draft Environmental Assessment Report. 

Read the Science Letter.

Watch the video and add your name to the Lelu Declaration.

Call the Minister of the Environment today to voice your concerns: Catherine Mckenna, 613-996-5322 and tweet @cathmckenna


Are YOU the next SkeenaWild Communications Coordinator?

Interested in joining a dynamic team whose focus is to protect the sustainability and resilience of the Skeena Watershed? We are looking for a Communications Coordinator who brings enthusiasm, experience and genuine curiosity to our communications projects. If this sounds up your alley, we would love to meet you.  Read the full job description and desired qualifications here. Deadline to submit your resume and cover letter is March 25th.

Photo: Derek Flynn


Local Artists Create Wearable Art to Help Raise Funds for SkeenaWild

Meet local artists, entrepreneurs, moms and all around amazingly talented women, Laura McGregor and Marie-Christine Claveau.

These two ladies joined forces to create a one-of-a-kind painting that was auctioned off last November at their exhibition at the Terrace Art Gallery with proceeds going towards SkeenaWild.

Take that painting one step further by Laura adding the design to her wearable art legging business and presto magic we have the limited edition SkeenaWild Tights that are now available for sale.

Comfy, creative, colourful and totally unique, SkeenaWild Tights have arrived in the Northwest and are only $75.  Get yours today at the SW headquarters or online at our General Store.


Let's Clean Up at the Annual Terrace Garbathon

Spring is just around the corner and that means it's time for the Garbathon in Terrace and the surrounding region.

People will meet at McDonald's beginning at noon to pick routes before heading out with gloves and garbage bags to pick up litter.

Litter pickup officially ends at 4 p.m. followed by a by-donation salmon barbecue.

The garbathon is meant to coincide with Earth Day.  

Save the Date: Sunday April 24th

This year's sponsors:  Greater Terrace Beautification Society, City of Terrace and SkeenaWild.


Get Your Salmon Nation Tee

There's new SWAG hitting the SW shelves everyday and there are plenty of great reasons to wear it: 

~ You share an important message,
~ You are part of an amazing community,
~ You support our work,
~ And you look great doing it!

Check out our online store here.  Make a donation to SkeenaWild here.


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