On Friday May 5th, 2017, 72 people gathered in Broughton Hall in Lions Bay for the Howe Sound Community Forum hosted by the Village of Lions Bay and Metro Vancouver Electoral Area A.

Call to Action: Support a National Park Campaign; Vote for Howe Sound - 2017 Provincial Election; Support for a Salish Sea World Heritage Site; Initiative for a Howe Sound UNESCO Biosphere Region Designation

Now we have a real opportunity to move this vision forward thanks to the David Suzuki Foundation who set the initiative for a National Park on Gambier Island as a strategic goal.

On April 27th, the Future of Howe Sound Society and the David Suzuki Foundation are co-hosting an All Candidates Meeting for the West Vancouver Sea to Sky riding. On May 9th voters will cast their ballots in the Provincial Election. The future of Howe Sound will then be influenced by the new government for the next four years.

Howe Sound is a treasure and protection of the Salish Sea is protection for our fjord. We support the Salish Sea Trust in their efforts to achieve this legacy moment for the Salish Sea.

A report on how the Initiative is progressing since the last update in November.

In this issue: A View of What Lies Beneath; Ocean Watch - Howe Sound Edition is Published; Lions Bay and Metro Vancouver Team up to Host Spring 2017 Forum; Woodfibre LNG Project Amendment

Change to the Woodfibre LNG project triggered an amendment to the Environmental Assessment Certificate and a public comment period that ended March 11th, 2017.

Ruth Simons, executive director of the Future of Howe Sound Society (FHSS), was one of the authors of the section on stewardship and governance of the report OceanWatch-Howe Sound Edition

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