Thursday, August 2, 2007
To everyone arriving at this blog via Facebook postings, welcome to Save Our Watershed! The battle you will read about involves one of the most contentious issues facing our coastal communities: the BC government's sanctioning of logging in our drinking water watersheds. Not only is this happening here on the Sunshine Coast but all over Vancouver Island. It involves both private lands and public tenure. It involves old growth forests and aging second growth. It involves regional governments hamstrung by legislation that denies them the means to protect drinking water supplies while forcing them to be responsible for ensuring clean drinking water to its citizens. This policy will only change if pressure can be brought to bear on Gordon Campbell's government. We here in Egmont and those in Sechelt and Gibsons who are fighting to protect our water supplies ask you to spread the word. Support us and email our provincial government leaders.