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12th June 2019
A Community Campaign

We've Been Awarded a Grant!

HUGE THANKS to West Coast Environmental Law who have awarded the Save French Creek Estuary Land campaign a grant.

In early 2019 the Save French Creek Estuary Land campaign submitted Freedom of Information requests to the Regional District of Nanaimo for documentation pertaining to development permit applications for French Creek Estuary Land. Thank you to Mr Calvin Sandborn, QC, at the University of Victoria's Environmental Law Centre who advised us to contact West Coast Environmental Law and submit a grant application.

West Coast Environmental Law Awards Grant

In May 2019 West Coast Environmental Law awarded the Save French Creek Estuary Land community campaign an Environmental Dispute Resolution Fund grant. This fund helps "British Columbians protect the places and people they love from environmental harm."

"West Coast Environmental Law is a non-profit group of environmental lawyers and strategists dedicated to safeguarding the environment through law." We encourage you to visit their website:

The Save French Creek Estuary Land campaign is very fortunate to have Mr Sean Hern, Partner at Farris, Vaughan, Wills & Murphy LLP, providing expert legal advice on legal strategy to protect French Creek Estuary lands from development. Mr Hern acted as counsel for the Shawnigan Lake Residents Association in their victory to halt the dumping of contaminated soil.

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Community Fundraising

We're launching a fundraising drive for community contributions toward partnership acquisition of French Creek Estuary Land. We’re seeking a Fundraising Team Leader to spearhead the drive. Could that person be you?
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Society Incorporation

We're applying to incorporate as a Society under the BC Societies Act and have received name approval as “Save Estuary Land Society.” More info soon.

Review of Bio-Physical Assessment

Thanks to your generous donations, LGL Environmental Research Associates completed a comprehensive technical review and report of the Bio-Physical Assessment provided by the developer for French Creek Estuary Land. The report outlines several deficiencies, inadequacies of methodology and practice, and gaps in information.

Ways to Help

We have over 3200 petition signatures and with your help we can reach 5000! Do you have two hours to volunteer at a local market? We'd love to hear from you!

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Phone: 250 248 4548
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Thank you for helping to protect this land.