Monday, February 9, 2009

Bute Inlet Hydroelectric Project Community Open House

BC is under fire with many many hydro-electric projects and here is a chance for you to hear about one of the largest attacking the wild rivers of Bute Inlet.  Some of the rivers under fire are:  Homathko River, Southgate River, and Orford River.

Southgate River

The Environmental Assessment Office held 3 open houses in the small communities closest to Bute Inlet earlier this year:  Campbell River, Powell River, and Sechelt.  Like most people in the Lower Mainland, I did not have the chance to go to these remote communities to attend the open houses. 

To combat this issue the B.C. Creek Protection Society and the Watershed Watch Salmon Society  are holding their own un-official open house titled: “Bute Inlet Hydroelectric Project Open House”, at the UBC Robson Square Campus (Room C150) from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. on February 10, 2009.

The Upper Pitt River hydroelectric project was held up because thousands of people attended the open houses.  The BC government had to listen.   Please take the time to get informed about the attack on the pristine wilderness that is Bute Inlet and its many wild rivers.  A multitude of wildlife including the grizzly bears,  the mountain goats, marbled murrelet, and fish including the bull trout, cutthroat trout, coho, pink, chinook, chum salmon and steelhead that inhabit these waters need your help. 

Some Photos of the Southgate River and surrounding peaks:




Read more by visiting:

You can submit your opinions on the project there as well if you can not make the open house.  Hope to see you there!

Tight lines,

Clint