JOIN US FOR A WATERSHED MOMENT AT THE ‘PARKSVILLE 2019 SYMPOSIUM’: Cross-border collaboration expands our horizons and connects us with a larger body of experience!

Note to Reader:

The rhythms of water are changing – warmer and wetter winters; longer and drier summers. Adapting to this ‘new normal’ requires transformation in how we value nature and service land, and how we reconnect hydrology and ecology. 

The goal of the ‘whole-system’ approach is to re-establish creekshed function!

To learn more, join us 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 April 3-4, 2019.

Reconnect Hydrology and Ecology – We Can Decrease Our Destructive Footprint While Increasing Our Restoration Footprint

Each day of the event features a prominent headline speaker from the United States. Each individual is a member of the Partnership’s extended network of contacts.

Dr. Chris May, Storm Cunningham and Dave Derrick each brings something relevant in the way of experience that will inform the conversation that we have initiated in British Columbia.

  • In the 1990s, Chris May’s seminal research defined the relationship between land use change and stream impacts.
  • Storm Cunningham has been called “the world’s thought leader on community revitalization and natural resource restoration”.
  • Learn from Dave Derrick. First, a classroom session.  Then, an in-stream lecture at Shelly Creek, which is an emerging demonstration application for “sustainable stream stabilization”.

Sharing is a two-way street because they too can learn from their exposure to our British Columbia experience. Cross-fertilization of experience results in an enhanced understanding of issues and solutions.

Chris May, Storm Cunningham and Dave Derrick will be in Parksville for all three days of this ‘watershed moment’and will be accessible to symposium attendees to share their wisdom and experience in one-on-one conversations.

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