SCCA News and Events

FortisBC’s Toxic Water Pollution in Átl’ḵa7tsem / Howe Sound

22 May 2024

FortisBC will be moving forward with construction of a 14 foot wide, 9 km tunnel, causing toxic ecosystem consequences. Defend what you love, and help us stop destructive construction from Woodfibre LNG and FortisBC. Read more!

Learn about the Salish Sea Symposium 2024!

13 May 2024

On January 23-24, the SCCA attended the 2024 Salish Sea Symposium, held at the Vancouver Convention Center. This year’s symposium hosted 13 different seminars over the two days, addressing various topics from shipping traffic to clam garden restorations. Read more!

The Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup

7 May 2024

Join SCCA on Saturday, September 10th while we participate in the shoreline cleanup at Davis Bay.  Last year more than 47,000 Canadians picked up 98,000 kg of litter!  Let’s see if we can help to do even better this year. The clean up will occur from 10am – 4pm.  We’re hoping that volunteers can sign […]

The Sunshine Coast’s Water Situation gets National Attention

9 November 2022

SCCA Executive Director Suzanne Senger and SCRD Vice-Chair Donna McMahon shared the Sunshine Coast’s water challenges on the national stage, with an article in the Globe and Mail. The article details what the two saw when they hiked up to Chapman Lake (the subalpine water reservoir which serves 90% of the population on the Sunshine […]

Paul Harris Jones: Marbled Murrelet Protector

26 September 2022

Paul Harris Jones is recognized locally and nationally for his dogged determination to protect marbled murrelet birds. The species is listed as threatened by both the provincial and federal governments. Jones and his wife, Mavis, received the Davidson Award from the Vancouver Natural History Society for their combined efforts to study and defend the murrelets […]

2022 Local Elections: Engaging All Candidates

21 September 2022

Environmental All Candidates Forum Presented by the Sunshine Coast Conservation Association in collaboration with the Sunshine Coast Climate Action Network and Alliance4Democracy SCRD: Tuesday September 27, 2022, 7:00 – 9:00 PM on Zoom Gibsons: Wednesday, September 28, 2022, 7:00 – 9:00 PM on Zoom Sechelt: Thursday, September 29, 20022, 7:00 – 9:00 PM on Zoom […]

Gertrude Pacific: Artist and Forest Activist

29 March 2022

Gertrude developed a love for nature at an early age. Raised in Victoria, she began painting scenes in clamshells when she was just six-years-old. Her artistic talent eventually led to a Master of Fine Arts degree at the University of Washington. Gertrude became Curator of Design at the Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture […]

Old Growth Forest & Marbled Murrelet Habitat Protected

20 December 2021

The Marbled Murrelet (Brachyramphus marmoratus) is a small seabird that nests in mossy platforms on large branches of old-growth trees. The murrelet is listed as Threatened under the federal Species at Risk Act (SARA). Its nests and eggs are legally protected under B.C.’s Wildlife Act, the federal Migratory Birds Convention Act and SARA. Though murrelets […]

Chapman Watershed Must Remain Protected

20 November 2021

A bogus petition calling on the BC Minister of Environment to remove lands from the Tetrahedron Provincial Park and enable further development of Chapman Lake is circulating in our community. This request is an unfounded, misleading non-starter. The Tetrahedron Provincial Park Master Plan includes a requirement for comprehensive Environmental Impact Assessments (EIA) when a new activity is proposed in a park. […]

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