NATURE KNOWS NO BOUNDARIES – theme for Seminar 3 of inaugural Comox Valley Learning Lunch Seminar Series (November 2008)

Note to Reader:

Hosted by the City of Courtenay under the umbrella of the Water Sustainability Action Plan, Seminar #3 in the 2008 Comox Valley Learning Lunch Series explored a regional team approach that ensures consistency in doing business differently to achieve a shared vision.

The theme was Nature Knows No Boundaries. The focus was on a performance target approach to land development that makes sense, meets multiple objectives, is affordable, and results in net environmental benefits at a watershed and/or regional scale.

A desired outcome was that participants would understand how they can champion a Design with Nature approach to rainwater management; and make green choices that would create liveable communities and protect stream health

Nature Has No Boundaries

In setting the context for the day, the City of Courtenay’s Manager of Engineering explained the difference between boundaries and what he called commonalities. “To be successful, we need to work outside our normal boundaries, And we need to proactively communicate and work with others,” stated Derek Richmond.

To Learn More:

Download a copy of the Lesson Plan for Seminar #3, held in November 2008.

Download a copy of the Agenda for Seminar #3, hosted by the City of Courtenay. Or, refer to the image below to save a step.

Download a copy of Beyond the Guidebook: Create Liveable Communities & Protect Stream Health, the opening presentation by Kim Stephens in the morning.

Download a copy of Creating Our Future – The New Business As Usual: What Next, the closing presentation by Kim Stephens in the afternoon.