General Meeting: Protecting French Creek Estuary Land
“What’s Next for the French Creek Estuary?”Protecting French Creek Estuary Land (Qualicum Beach Civic Centre)
Speakers: Dr. Lynne Brookes & Denise Foster
Lynne is a conservationist and past president of Arrowsmith Naturalists, a local environmental stewardship group. She has been involved in efforts to protect the French Creek Estuary, which is home to eagles and other wet land animals. Moving with her husband to Vancouver Island in 2010, Lynne embraced the stunning nature found within the internationally recognized UNESCO Mount Arrowsmith Biosphere Region in which we live. When she first saw the French Creek estuary land, she recognized the great ecological and community value of this site, she dove in to work with Denise and the many others who assisted in the effort to protect and now, steward, this very special place.
Denise is Co-founder and Chair Save Estuary Land Society
Member, Mid-Island Stewardship Caucus. Denise witnessed the power people hold to protect nature at a 1974 protest at Skagit Valley Provincial Park. When a potential development at the French Creek estuary on Vancouver Island threatened Bald eagle habitat, she co-founded the Save Estuary Land Society and mobilized the greater community to protect it. With a background in human kinetics, Denise admits she isn’t the usual face of conservation but believes anyone with determination and passion can make a difference.
The talk will describe why the French Creek Estuary should be protected and next steps.
*Program followed by CFUW PQ Business Meeting