We launched our campaign to Protect Howe Sound with a flotilla in August 2017. Check it out:
Howe Sound is a place of wild beauty, right next door to the bustling city of Vancouver, B.C. After decades of recovery efforts and millions in taxpayer dollars, Howe Sound is coming back to life. The herring have returned, and with them, the salmon, dolphins, and whales have returned.
Howe Sound and its watersheds provides critical ecosystem services valued at $7.5 billion annually, including: food, clean water, a stable climate, protection from natural disasters, and a place to relax, recreate, and reconnect with nature.
All of this is threatened by several heavy industrial projects proposed for Howe Sound, including Woodfibre LNG and its associated FortisBC pipeline, and the Burnco gravel mine. We don’t want to keep fighting these projects one by one, so we decided to launch a new campaign to Protect Howe Sound for future generations. Our first step is to raise awareness about the importance of Howe Sound, and to build community-based support to protect it that can influence policy.