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It's a 20th Anniversary Celebration!
The Fraser Basin Council turns 20! FBC Chair Colin Hansen (centre) made the ceremonial cut of FBC's anniversary cake at a special gathering on June 14, alongside Ian Waddell (left), a Past Chair of the Fraser Basin Management Board (FBC's predecessor) and Charles Jago, Past Chair of FBC. Thanks to all the Directors and staff, past and present, as well as close friends, who came to celebrate with us. You are our inspiration as we move into our third decade of service to advance sustainability across the Fraser Basin and throughout BC.
Thanks to the Fraser Valley youth and young adults who shared their ideas and experiences in the Art of Storytelling workshop in Abbotsford on May 26. The workshop featured local storytellers, a networking lunch with community leaders, and an afternoon of artistic collaboration. Overall, it was a great day of conversation and connection about community values and vision for the future. Stay tuned for the workshop report. Photo by Amy Greenwood.
SWC Highlights from 2016-2017
Check out the new Annual Highlights Report covering the first year of the Shuswap Watershed Council's program implementation. The report wraps up the year's achievements on water quality monitoring and coordination, water quality protection and safe recreation. FBC serves as program manager for the SW
Our 2016-2021 Strategic Plan: Advancing Sustainability Solutions will help guide the Fraser Basin Council into our third decade of service.
The five-year plan reflects the Council’s strategic priorities, the way in which we carry out our work and how we define our success. Inspirational and practical, this is the framework for annual operating plans, partnerships, work plans and all decisions to devote time, money and energy to fulfillment of the Fraser Basin Council’s mandate. Take a look.
YVR is First Salmon-Safe Airport
One June 8 the Vancouver International Airport became the first airport in North America to achieve Salmon-Safe certification. YVR met three site-wide pre-conditions and committed to 10 conditions under the Salmon-Safe infrastructure-industrial standard. In particular, YVR will protect water quality and aquatic life from harmful pesticides; implement a comprehensive stormwater management plan; reduce site-wide water consumption and ensure zero sediment runoff during future construction activities. YVR will also assess salmon habitat restoration opportunities near the airport and complete additional restorations. Congratulations to the YVR team on these commitments! See the YVR media release for details.
Clean Air Day in Kamloops
June 8 was national Clean Air Day, a perfect time to shine light on the work of the Kamloops Air Quality Roundtable.
The Roundtable is a multi-party initiative that aims to raise awareness of air quality issues, support implementation of the City of Kamloops Air Quality Plan, identify and address gaps in air quality monitoring, support research, and implement and measure impacts of air quality initiatives. Learn more.
Project Manager, M&C Panel
The Fraser Basin Council is looking for a talented Project Manager to support the Pacific Fisheries Monitoring & Compliance Panel, a collaborative initiative hosted by the Council to improve Pacific Fisheries catch monitoring, compliance and reporting.
User Guide to Water Quality Data
The Shuswap Watershed Council is offering an easy-to-follow guide to accessing water quality data from provincial databases.
Interested in learning more about water quality? Take a look.
It's True. We're 20!
The Fraser Basin Council celebrates 20 years of service in June 2017.
Thanks to all of Directors, staff, supporters, partners and friends who have been there with us on the journey. Our work, and this special milestone, has been possible because of you and your commitment to sustainability.
The Nechako Watershed Roundtable has completed the first version of its Nechako Watershed Strategy.
Green Stormwater Infrastructure
A new FBC report showcases examples of green stormwater infrastructure (GSI) in urban streetscapes, residential communities and institutional sites in Metro Vancouver and Victoria. See how features such as bioswales, rain gardens, green roofs, pervious paving and infiltration trenches on urban sites offer multiple benefits. More.
Lower Mainland Flood Management Strategy
Phase 1 results and an update on Phase 2 are available.