FBC Seeking Youth Committee volunteers
Would you like to build your skills and experience as a volunteer member of the Fraser Basin Council's Youth Committee?
posted on 11:54 AM, August 19, 2014
(August 6, 2014) The Fraser Basin Council directors and staff are deeply saddened by news of the Mount Polley Mine tailings dam failure and subsequent downstream impacts. FBC is following the situation closely and today issued a statement of support for affected communities. Read more.
posted on 4:27 PM, August 6, 2014
(July 15, 2014) A multi-year initiative to develop a regional flood management strategy was announced today as a way of better protecting BC Lower Mainland communities against flood, from Hope to Richmond and from Squamish to White Rock.
The flood management strategy reflects a commitment by the federal government, the Province of BC, 25 Lower Mainland local governments, and other public and private sector organizations to work together on flood protection measures that will safeguard the region as a whole. The Fraser Basin Council is program manager and facilitator. Read more.
posted on 4:21 PM, July 15, 2014
(July 2, 2014) Congratulations to the Building Operations Department at the University of British Columbia (UBC) for earning the first-ever Platinum Rating from E3 Fleet, a national program managed by FBC that recognizes excellence in fleet management and environmental performance. UBC’s Building Operations Department operates 240 vehicles and specialty motorized equipment in carrying out facilities maintenance, operations and renovation services for the lands and buildings owned by the University of British Columbia. Between 2011 and 2013 the Department cut greenhouse gas emissions in the fleet by 217 tonnes, or 25%, and increased average fuel efficiency by 16%. Learn more in our media release.
by Denise Hoskins, posted on 12:19 PM, July 3, 2014
(May 27, 2014) The Fraser Basin Council, in collaboration with Fleet Challenge Ontario, has awarded an E3 Fleet Gold Rating to the County of Simcoe in Ontario for excellence in the management and green performance of its fleet. The rating recognizes work done by Simcoe County to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, invest in energy-efficient technologies and commit to staff training. The Simcoe County fleet is one of six in Canada to have earned a Gold rating. Read more.
HARMONY ON THE FRASER
FBC joined the Fraser River Fisheries Peacemakers at Island 22 in Chilliwack on August 16 under the banner of “Harmony on the Fraser.” Theresa Fresco of FBC presented a certificate of appreciation to Rod Clapton and Ernie Crey of the Peacemakers to recognize the group's work in promoting river etiquette and building better relations between First Nations and recreational fishers over the last five years,
The work of the Peacemakers was profiled at a dialogue hosted by FBC in June. Learn more.
Climate Adaptation Resources
The BC Regional Adaptation Collaborative (BC RAC) program has funded important tools for tackling flood risks associated with sea level rise. This is of particular interest to BC local authorities and professionals with responsibilities in flood hazard management.
See Adaptation Resources to download Sea Level Rise Adaptation Primer: A Toolkit to Build Adaptive Capacity on Canada’s South Coasts and other resources on coastal adaptation.
Also visit ReTooling for Climate Change for a database of adaptation resources.