“Local governments will benefit from the information sharing between four Vancouver Island regional districts, learn from the experiences of the other regional districts, and be able to participate in workshops delivered locally and elsewhere on Vancouver Island,” stated Glenn Harris.
Georgia Basin Inter-Regional Education Initiative
“Participation would support the Corporate Strategic Plan Goals to develop an environmental education plan with a focus on water, biodiversity and climate change; and ti develop water planning policies to guide community planning and development practices,” noted Mayor Jon Lefebure, Chair of the Regional Services Committee.
“The initiative will focus on education, collaboration and sharing of ideas and experiences on water sustainability and rainwater management best practices. It provides another opportunity to assist local governments to better understand the relationships between watershed and stream and site development,” stated the staff report brought forward by CAO Carol Mason.
“Inter-regional sharing, collaboration, alignment and consistency will accelerate effective implementation of watershed protection objectives within each regional district. The regions are linked by common interests, but are not dependent on each other,” stated Comox Valley Board Chair Edwin Grieve.
Vancouver Island Economic Alliance aligns efforts with CAVI — will play a role in Inter-Regional Education Initiative
“By aligning efforts, CAVI and VIEA can help build strong communities and ensure that careful stewardship of the Island’s natural resources is preserved,” stated George Hanson.