Future Developments

November 11, 2019

Here is an update on major new developments pending approval or underway that will give a new look to the region in the years ahead.

The Howe Sound Biosphere Region Initiative team will present the biosphere nomination to package on December 2nd in Ottawa at the Canadian Commission for UNESCO.

Fall 2019 Forum Review

November 1, 2019

On Friday October 25, 2019, the Howe Sound Community Forum hosted by the District of Squamish took place at the Cheakamus Centre.

The Cheakamus Centre in Paradise Valley will be the location for the next Howe Sound Community Forum taking place on October 25th, 2019 hosted by the District of Squamish.

An update to the Ocean Watch Report is in the planning stages by Coastal Ocean Research Institute. Strategic plans are in place for local government actions.

On Friday April 26, 2019, 65 people that included elected officials from member communities, Provincial and Federal representatives, local government staff and non-government observers travelled by water taxis to Camp Fircom on Gambier Island for the Alt’ka7tsem/Howe Sound Community Forum, hosted by the Gambier Island and Area Local Trust Committee.

Stewards for Howe Sound filled up many truck loads of debris following the punishing winter storm events this winter. Local residents took to the water and the shorelines with boats, bags and nets, many on their own and in teams.

In this issue: Mapping future Marine Conservation hot spots; Celebrating protection of Howe Sound Glass Sponge Reefs; Winter Storm Clean Up; Spring 2019 Howe Sound Community Forum

The David Suzuki Foundation in partnership with OceanWise unveiled their Atl'ka7tsem/Howe Sound Conservation Assessment in March.

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