Our campaign to protect the Peace River Valley from Site C dam continues to grow! We are so encouraged by the support from individuals all over the province who are contributing their creativity and time to the campaign.
Wondering what you can do?
Following are a couple of initiatives we thought you’d be interested in undertaking to help out:
Have you got your Stake in the Peace yet?
Our Yellow Stakes Campaign is going great! We have 398 stakes in the ground at Bear Flat in the Peace River Valley and the number just keeps growing. Stakes are $100 each and make a great Christmas gift. All funds collected go towards supporting the legal fees for the court cases against Site C Dam by West Moberly and Prophet River First Nations. More information here: www.StakeinthePeace.com .
Write a letter - Take part in Amnesty Write for Rights this weekend!
Join thousands of others from around the world through Amnesty’s Write for Rights campaign being held December 10th. Write to Prime Minister Trudeau and Premier Christy Clark and call for an immediate halt to construction of the Site C dam. The dam is causing numerous immitigable impacts to the lives and lands of the Indigenous peoples in northeastern British Columbia.
Find out more about Write for Rights here.
George Desjarlais, West Moberly First Nation Photo: Andrea Morison
“The damage that this Site C is going to do, I don’t even know how to explain it,” George says. “My people, they’ve used that river as a corridor, almost like what you call a major highway, for years and years and years. There are grave sites and graveyards and village areas where they used to camp in the summer or the winter. It’s prime wildlife habitat. It’s a good place to hunt. And now in the last hundred years or so, it’s become prime farmland. So, you know, there’s a lot to be lost there.”
Take action - Be the change you want to see!
What else can I do to help?
Join us on our social media sites to stay informed and find out about many more initiatives, activities and events happening in support of our campaign:
- Facebook: Peace Valley Environment Association
- Twitter: @SavePeaceValley
- Website: www.SaveBCfromSiteC.ca
Wishing each and every one of you a wonderful Christmas and thank you from the bottom of our hearts for your steadfast support!
For the Peace,
Andrea Morison Galen Armstrong Candace Batycki
Peace Valley Env. Assc. Sierra Club BC Yellowstone to Yukon Cons. Initiative