Nicola Lake: Draft Plan Presentation on June 8
A public meeting on the Nicola Lake Planning Process takes place on Saturday, June 8 (8:30 am-4:00 pm) at the Nicola Valley Institute of Technology lecture theatre in Merritt. The purpose of the meeting is to present the draft Nicola Lake Plan to the public and collect feedback. Everyone is welcome.
To see the agenda and to register, see Nicola Lake Planning Process.
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Stewards on Tour
Bonnie Thomas of Neskonlith Band and Bob Harding of Fisheries and Oceans Canada (foreground left) explain a cooperative initiative to fence the Salmon River delta, protect endangered plants and install a solar-powered cattle watering system. The briefing was part of a stewardship workshop and field tour for local stewards, hosted by FBC in Salmon Arm on April 16. Photo by Mike Simpson, FBC.
posted on 1:11 PM, April 25, 2013
Many BC rural communities face the twin demographic trends of youth out-migration and an aging baby boomer population. This presents challenges, including to the future leadership and sustainability of local businesses. Several communities are now exploring innovative strategies to encourage youth to stay in or move back to their rural hometowns.
A new program of the BC Rural Network – Project ComeBack – is offering support. Read about it.
posted on 11:29 AM, January 21, 2013
FBC is looking for three youth (ages 16-29) from the Upper Fraser, Cariboo-Chilcotin and Fraser Valley Regions to apply to serve as volunteers on our Youth Advisory Committee. You'll see how FBC's sustainability projects take shape and gain experience in the work of a non-profit organization. Interested? Find out more!
posted on 11:28 AM, January 21, 2013
Now is the time to check the online PlugShare map to find some of the latest EV charging stations in BC.
There are 450 charging stations now installed or being installed this spring for public and fleet use through provincial funding incentives administered by FBC. Learn more.
Watch for stations in your community.
New! Sea Level Rise Adaptation Primer
A new publication funded by the BC Regional Adaptation Collaborative (BC RAC) program offers strategies and 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 to browse other BC RAC-funded resources on coastal adaptation.
Also visit ReTooling for Climate Change for a database of adaptation resources.
Air Quality & Health Resource Package for Teachers
The Prince George Air Improvement Roundtable (PGAIR), hosted in FBC’s Upper Fraser office, has created a new Air Quality and Health Resource Package for Educators in Prince George. Teachers, try an activity and complete a survey on how you extended use of the material — you'll be eligible to win $250 towards a field trip for your class.
Check it out on the PGAIR website.
Workshop Presentations Available
If you attended one of FBC's recent events – or just wish you had – take a look at some of our past event summaries and presentations. It's a chance to get up to speed quickly. Take a look.