Help Save Eagle River

The Friends of Eagle River are working to help protect this river, and the forests that surround it, from devastating logging, development and water use practices. Eagle River flows through the heart of so many of us in this community and it needs YOUR support and action now. Please join us in the struggle to preserve this cherished piece of our natural heritage.

This site will keep you up to date on the latest news.
or email us at:
eagleriver02@gmail.com
or phone us at:
604.487.0168

Map of Proposed Greenway Corridor

Map of Proposed Greenway Corridor

THE VISION

This is a map of the Greenway Corridor along the Eagle River...this plan was developed by FoER after open consultation with the local community...it runs from the powerhouse to the dam roughly following boundaries created
by existing logging roads...the width varies from 50-175 metres...this would provide wildlife with an unobstructed passageway between the ocean and the wild(er) areas above the dam...it would also leave the impression of wilderness for all of us who visit the river. Although we are asking for precious little in the whole corporate scheme of things, we are insisting on more than a so-called buffer...buffers are an illusion and serve no meaningful purpose other than to create the impression that everything is, you know, fine.

Island Timberlands owns much of the land along the river...for two years now they have been ready to log...while we have slowed their march towards the water's edge, they plan on returning in the Spring to do what they do best...for visual evidence of their logging practices just scroll down this page and look at the snaps of Horseshoe River...or take a drive towards Saltery Bay...or maybe a hike in the back country.

The community has strongly stated that they do not want the forest along the river harmed...ultimately this may become a debate for lawyers...or it may mean some tough decisions for all of us.

Stillwater Bluffs is also under Island Timberland's umbrella...we have decided to join those who oppose the destruction of that wondrous landmark...FoER has worked long and diligently to persuade this company to respect our community’s wishes by preserving the Greenway Corridor and the Bluffs in perpetuity...but frankly we haven't much hope without your strong and continued support...your voices count...your voices have kept those trees standing for the past two years...nice goin'.

Tuesday, January 29, 2008

WHAT >YOU< CAN DO for Eagle river!

for those who have 5 minutes to spare
take a simple, yet effective ACTION :
post a comment on the following sites:
http://www.islandtimberlands.com/contact.html
D.Sihota, President of Island Timberlands
dsihota@islandtimberlands.com 

http://www.brookfieldproperties.com/contact/

Nicholas Simons, MLA
#109 4675 Marine Ave. Powell River
nicholas.simons.mla@leg.bc.ca

phone Colin Palmer Powell River Regional District
chair and director of area "C" 604-487-4470

PHONE Powell River Energy
tell them to regulate and mimic natural flow
of water being released from the Lois lake Damn
Fish need consistent flows of water
(this year salmon were spawning and their eggs went dry and died)

Powell River Energy Inc
(604) 485-2223

for those with more time
mail a letters to:
Island Timberlands Limited Partnership
5th Floor, 65 Front Street
Nanaimo, BC Canada
V9R 5H9
Fax: (250) 755-3540
(FYI Powell I.T. is owned by Brookfield.)

Brookfield properties
Brookfield Place
181 Bay Street, Suite 330
Toronto, Ontario M5J 2T3
Tel: 416.369.2300
Fax: 416.369.2301

Powell River Energy Inc
(604) 485-2223
201-4400 Marine Avenue
Powell River, BC, Canada
(FYI Powell River Energy is owned by Brookfield too...)

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1 comment:

Heidi said...

thanks for the addresses