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See where we've been in over the past year - check out our 2016-2017 Annual Highlights!
Fraser River Tours for Community Volunteers
It's a 20th Anniversary Celebration!
The Fraser Basin Council turned 20 in 2017. 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.
Our gratitude to all the friends of FBC who made personal donations in honour of our 20th Anniversary. Special thanks to these businesses for their generous support:
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.
Are you looking for an exciting opportunity? The Fraser Basin Council is recruiting for a Youth Program Assistant and Research Intern to join the Climate Change and Air Quality team.
See details in Careers.
Wild Salmon Policy Update
Fisheries and Oceans Canada held public open houses in BC and Yukon this fall to provide details and receive feedback on its draft plan to implement Canada’s Policy for Conservation of Wild Pacific Salmon (Wild Salmon Policy). FBC provided support at three of the sessions.
There is still opportunity for public comment on the implementation plan through December 15, 2017.
Flood Strategy Update
Phase 2 of the Lower Mainland Flood Management Strategy is underway.
Find an overview and update in the Flood Strategy Briefing: Bulletin 1: September, 2017..
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
This 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.