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.

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Map of Proposed Greenway Corridor

Map of Proposed Greenway Corridor


This is a map of the Greenway Corridor along the Eagle River...this plan was developed by FoER after open consultation with the local 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 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'.

Sunday, June 29, 2008

Get The Crap Out...

Hey...Saturday a bunch of us hauled a truckload of detritus out of the river...we got all that we could carry between the bridge and the estuary...a microwave, a laser printer, one tv, water bottles, beer cans, a running shoe, several socks, one ball hockey ball, the remains of two computers, carpeting (I think that's what it was), casters, clamps (I think) and a sampling of McGarbage enough broken glass and bent metal to rebuild the aforementioned large appliances that some free-thinkers have been chucking off the bridge this year...we swept up (there was a ton of shattered glass) as best we could with a crappy old broom, but I'd still watch your step under the bridge...funny thing is that once the metal was recycled the fee for the tipping only came to about thirteen bucks...that's all...kinda makes me wish more folks would just take their stuff home with them at the end of the day...dare to dream...cheers.

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