Saving Cortes: Caravan to Stop the Clearcutting of Cortes Island

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Caravan to Cortes Island this Friday
by Wild Coast.ca
Stop Island Timberlands from clearcutting Cortes - join the Caravan to Cortes Island this Friday, Feb 24. We're leaving Victoria around noon to drive to the Campbell River ferry. Some riders will be returning Sunday. Drivers and riders are needed, so please send a note now.

Why now? D-Day for Cortes Island's forests may come as soon as this week. Community leaders are presenting a final appeal to Island Timberlands' head of operations in Nanaimo. Parts of the forest were re-surveyed and a few trees have been cut (for scaling or log booms, probably). At any rate, they haven't backed down yet. Time to ramp up our game!

We're bringing camping gear and the work party. RSVP to offer a ride, share a ride, or drop off gear to bring.
 
Cortes needs:

-       Tarps
-       Tents
-       Climbing rope and regular rope
-       Pulleys
-       Happy campers

Can't go, but want to support the caravan? Make a donation online. We work for free, but gas and ferries and ropes cost money. Send $20 and we'll send you a free raffle ticket for the grand prize kayak expedition to Johnstone Strait. Give $50 and we'll send you two tickets. Check it out: http://wildcoast.ca/

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Also this week: the Capital Regional District asks for input on creating new parks at Jordan River and Sandcut Beach. The district
purchased the parcels of former forestland from Western Forest Products, but it's now considering selling off some of the land. Two
public information sessions are coming on Wednesday and Thursday. More details: http://crd.bc.ca/parks

- Wednesday, Feb 22, Sooke Community Hall, 6-9 pm.
- Thursday, Feb 23, Ambrosia Centre, 638 Fisgard, 6-9 pm.

Thank you! Stay tuned.

Zoe

Want more? Please get in touch:

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        Web: www.WildCoast.ca
 
 

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