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British Columbia is one of the most beautiful natural and wild places on the planet.   Few would argue.   Tourism BC would like to let the world know that its not just a few selected spots but that the province which more than 5 times larger than Texas is full of natural beauty in all sorts of places.

Howe Sound continues to draw attention from news media around the world. Mark your calendars to Up the Noise louder for Howe Sound over the weekend of July 11th and 12th.

Kayak, sail, paddle, and power your way to Howe Sound Join us to make some noise to stop the re-industrialization of this beautiful place.

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January 31, 2014

Charitable donations to support Future of Howe Sound Society's work are now possible thanks to BC Spaces for Nature.

For the first time in half a century, commercial fishing vessels were scooping salmon out of Howe Sound last week. Starting on Thursday (Aug. 22), the Department of Fisheries and Oceans (DFO) opened up an exploratory fishery for the area, said Herb Redekopp, DFO's chief of conservation and protection for the Lower Fraser. The goal of the three-day opening was to assess the strength of the pink salmon run travelling to the Squamish River.

Not every marine ecosystem gets a second chance. Fewer still get ruined twice. But Howe Sound, where an environmental rebirth has been unfolding for the past eight years, may soon start to slide back toward environmental sterility.

Until these reefs were discovered in the Hecate Straight in 1987, scientists believed the Reefs to be long extinct. World-renowned paleobiologist Dr. Manfred Krautter described the discovery of these sponges to be, “like finding a herd of dinosaurs on land.” Scientists found more of these reefs in Howe Sound in 2001.

Lions Bay resident Dave, has been fishing around Howe Sound for over 30 years. When the word spread the Humpback was in Howe Sound, he jumped in his boat and captured this video on Thursday September 26th, 2013 just off Gambier Island near Brigade Bay. Dave is thrilled to have witnessed and share this amazing site, evidence of the wonderful recovery of Howe Sound.   Humpback http://globalnews.ca/news/876166/watch-video-of-breaching-humpback-whale-in-howe-sound-as-population-picking-up/

BOATERS from the North Shore are expected to be among a flotilla of more than 100 vessels converging in Howe Sound this weekend to draw attention to environmental threats to the area. The S.O.S. Save Our Sound mariner's rally - being organized by the Future of Howe Sound Society - will take place between noon and 2 p.m. on the water near McNab Creek.

Shoreline preservation is becoming a greater focus for communities along our coast as populations increase and with it new waterfront developments.

Explore and experience the beauty of Howe Sound by water this summer.  If you are not a boat owner, there are many options available.

The Society was advised in early March that the Environmental Assessment process is starting to progress on the Burnco gravel mine project. The draft Application for Information Requirements has been reviewed by EAO/CEAA  and has been determined to be adequate for review by the Working Group.

We can help ensure the health of our marine life continues by participating in local stewardship programs.

Visitors that drive the Sea to Sky highway will be wondering why a scar is developing on the mountain side in Howe Sound, an area that attracts millions of visitors each year.

A number of projects have been filmed in the Howe Sound area as opposed to other locations due to the pristine beauty of the coastline.  This low impact, clean and sustainable business brings millions of dollars into the region.

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