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  • Time is now to Support a National Park Campaign
  • Vote for Howe Sound – 2017 Provincial Election
  • Support for a Salish Sea World Heritage Site
  • Spring 2017 Update – Initiative for a Howe Sound UNESCO Biosphere Region Designation

Vote for Howe Sound – 2017 Provincial Election

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.

Momentum has been building around Howe Sound for protection of its recovery.  Current initiatives include a UNESCO Biosphere Region, Salish Sea World Heritage Site, Cumulative Effects Assessment, National Park Feasibility study, marine protection for Glass Sponge Reefs.  Let’s ensure this great recovery is supported by our next Provincial Government.

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.  The event will start at 7:30 and takes place at the Broughton Hall, 400 Centre Road, Lions Bay.

The All-Candidates meeting will address issues in the Sea to Sky corridor, with particular focus on Howe Sound relevant to the provincial government. The meeting provides an opportunity for voters in West …

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Time is now to Support a National Park Campaign

It has been heard many times from people who appreciate the beauty of Howe Sound, “anywhere else in the world, Howe Sound would be a National Park”.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.

The proposal is to create a new near-urban national park in Howe Sound, based on the land and the surrounding waters of Gambier Island. Sign the petition to show support for this opportunity.

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Support for a Salish Sea World Heritage Site

“Once every decade do you get the chance to make a nomination for a World Heritage Site.”
LAURIE GOURLAY, Salish Sea Trust

Howe Sound is a treasure and protection of the Salish Sea is protection for our fjord.  By the end of April, 10,000 signatures are required in order for the Salish Sea to make it onto the short list of possible sites. We support the Salish Sea Trust in their efforts to achieve this legacy moment for the Salish Sea.

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Spring 2017 Update – Initiative for a Howe Sound UNESCO Biosphere Region Designation

Highlights of progress since November, 2016
Working Group Committee is growing – Very skilled volunteers have come forward to commit their time towards the strategy, communications and other action items for preparing a successful nomination form to UNESCO’s Canadian Commission for Man and the Biosphere.

Support for the Initiative continues to grow – …

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