Parksville 2019 on YouTube > Beacons of Hope on Vancouver Island – “We are moving into the exciting part of the program. We are moving into restorative development,” stated Richard Boase, Water Stewardship Symposium Series Moderator, when he shared his perspective on featured Vancouver Island success stories to start the afternoon session on Day Two of the Symposium (April 2019)

Note to Reader:

The Parksville 2019 Symposium has been captured in its entirety in a comprehensive set of  videos that have been uploaded to the Partnership for Water Sustainability’s YouTube Channel for ease of access by those who are curious and/or interested to learn about what transpired on April 2-3-4 in Parksville, British Columbia.

Richard Boase is the moderator for the Vancouver Island Symposium Series on Water Stewardship in a Changing Climate. He brings three ingredients to the role: passion, enthusiasm and a sense of humour.

In this 4-minute video clip, Richard Boase sets the scene for the afternoon session on Day Two of the Parksville 2019 Symposium. The over-arching theme for Day Two was “Restorative Land Development”. Richard provides his perspective on why the Bowker Creek (Capital Region) and Brooklyn Creek (Comox Valley) restoration precedents are “beacons of hope”

What Do You Wonder?

The story of Parksville 2019 is told in a magazine-style narrative titled “RE-CAP AND REFLECTIONS”.

The “re-cap and reflections” document was written for two audiences – first and foremost, for those who attended Parksville 2019 and wish to have an accessible and quotable reference document at their fingertips, so that they can share the story with others; and secondarily, for those who have heard about Parksville 2019 and are curious to learn more about the ‘story behind the story’, so that they may understand why this event represents a watershed moment for so many who were there.

About Parksville 2019

Close to 200 delegates attended this 3-day event. Parksville 2019 comprised a field day followed by a 2-day symposium. The program objectives for Parksville 2019 helped to inform and establish expectations. It was a matter of providing context and then being clear and succinct about the desired takeaways.

To provide relevance for streamkeepers, the theme for Day One was Sustainable Stream Restoration. To capture the attention of those in local government, the theme for Day Two was Restorative Land Development.

To Learn More:

Download a PDF copy of the Re-Cap and Reflections document at: