Plug in BC - New Incentives for EV Charging Equipment
If you’ve been thinking about buying an electric car, new charge-up incentives may give you the boost you need.
On March 7, 2018 the Fraser Basin Council announced rebates in its Plug in BC program to help offset the purchase and installation of electric vehicle charging equipment in single-family homes, duplexes and multi-unit residential buildings and – for the first time – in workplaces. The incentives are funded by the Province of BC.
For full details on the incentives and how to apply, visit Plug in BC.
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.
Bring your talent, energy and experience to this unique opportunity! The Fraser Basin Council (FBC) is seeking a Program Assistant to join our Upper Fraser Region team in Prince George. Our ideal candidate will have a background in project administration and an interest in supporting sustainable community development. The Program Assistant offers administrative and operational support to the Upper Fraser team on regional projects, including those related to air quality, watershed governance and local government support.
Elizabeth Henry Scholarship
Applications will be accepted now through May 10 for the Elizabeth Henry Scholarship for Communities and Environmental Health.
This scholarship supports graduate students working on research projects in partnership with BC communities that are addressing environmental health issues and promoting environmental sustainability through cooperative community initiatives.
Thanks to all who have participated in recent FBC events.
Presentation slides are now available from:
Nicola Symposium 2018
RFG2018 - Registration Open
Resources for Future Generations is a global forum in Vancouver (June 16-21, 2018) to explore the future of natural resources and the interplay among Earth, Energy, Minerals and Water — as well as non-technical themes such as Resources & Society and Education & Knowledge.
Wild Salmon Policy
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.
Flood Strategy Update
Phase 2 of the Lower Mainland Flood Management Strategy is underway.
Find an overview and update in the Flood Strategy Briefing. Watch for upcoming Bulletin in April 2018.
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.