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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.

Howe Sound Community Forum member representatives attend monthly meetings focused on advancing local government actions contained in the Ocean Watch Report - Howe Sound Edition.

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.

Spring 2019 Forum Review

April 29, 2019

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.

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

March 6th, formal protections for eight more glass sponge reef areas in Howe Sound announced.

Winter Storm Clean Up

March 10, 2019

Howe Sound wide clean up of debris is being planned following the winter storms.

Camp Fircom on Gambier Island will be the location for the next Howe Sound Community Forum taking place on April 26th, 2019

There are many ways you and family can contribute to keeping Howe Sound healthy.  Here are some current opportunities.

Until legitimate safety questions are satisfied, Howe Sound should not be used as an experiment.

The Howe Sound Biosphere Region Initiative (HSBRI) team is working on compiling the information needed to complete the nomination package for submission to UNESCO targeted for the spring of 2019.

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