PROGRAM AT A GLANCE for “Parksville 2019: Second Annual Vancouver Island Symposium on Water Stewardship in a Changing Climate – Make Better Land Use Decisions & Move Towards Restorative Land Development” (April 2-3-4, 2019)
Note to Reader:
The “Parksville 2019 Symposium” is an outreach and professional development event, held under the umbrella of the Georgia Basin Inter-Regional Education Initiative, and is designed to foster a conversation in communities along the east coast of Vancouver Island and in the Metro Vancouver region about “Sustainable Watershed Systems, through Asset Management”.
Join the three co-hosts (Partnership for Water Sustainability in BC; Nanaimo & Area Land Trust; Mid Vancouver Island Habitat Enhancement Society) and others in the City of Parksville on the east coast of mid-Vancouver Island for a field day on April 2, followed by a 2-day symposium on Water Stewardship in a Changing Climate on April 3rd and 4th. The daily symposium themes are Sustainable Stream Restoration and Restorative Land Development, respectively.
CLICK ON THIS LINK TO REGISTER: https://www.civicinfo.bc.ca/event/2019/Parksville-Water-Stewardship-Symposium=
Call to Action: Reconnect Hydrology & Ecology!
While BC communities may not be able to restore lost biodiversity, they can certainly halt its decline and consciously direct efforts toward a richer future, that is: “make where we live better”.
“The rhythms of water are changing in British Columbia. What happens on the land in the creekshed matters to streams – thus, the time has come to reconnect hydrology and ecology! Join delegates from the east coast of Vancouver Island and beyond, and attend a ‘watershed moment’ in Parksville,” states John Finnie, Chair, Parksville 2019 Symposium Organizing Committee.
“Options include a field day on April 2, followed by a 2-day symposium on April 3-4. Each day features a prominent headline speaker from the United States. Cross-border collaboration expands our horizons and connects us with a larger body of experience!”
“At the Parksville 2019 Symposium, you will learn how communities can apply science-based understanding to increase their restorative footprint and at the same time decrease their destructive footprint. You will also learn about local government initiatives that are ‘getting it right’ and are moving along pathways that lead to restorative development,” continues Peter Law, President, Mid Vancouver Island Habitat Enhancement Society (MVIHES).
“The daily symposium themes are Sustainable Stream Restoration and Restorative Land Development, respectively. An evening lecture by author (and global thought leader) Storm Cunningham is the bridge between the two days. Storm Cunningham will also close the symposium with an inspirational message,” adds Paul Chapman, Executive Director, Nanaimo & Area Land Trust (NALT).
To Learn More:
Visit the homepage for Parksville 2019 on the Vancouver Island community-of-interest: https://waterbucket.ca/viw/category/convening-for-action-in-2019/parksville-water-stewardship-symposium/
For the complete storyline, download the PARKSVILLE 2019 BROCHURE. This is a comprehensive package that maps out the field day plus 2-day symposium. To read two announcements published in November 2018, click on the links below:
- Backgrounder #1 – https://mailchi.mp/f8d0a0baad05/announcement-1-november-7-2018
- Backgrounder #2 – https://mailchi.mp/c35a787f1db7/announcement-2-november-21-2018
TO ACCESS THE EMAIL VERSION OF THIS ANNOUNCEMENT THAT IS POSTED ON THE PARTNERSHIP’S WEEKLY E-NEWSLETTER SERIES, CLICK ON THIS LINK: