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Petition to Barb Desjardins Township of Esquimalt, Province of British Columbia Legislature Assembled John Horgan, The Capital Regional District, City of Victoria Mayor Lisa Helps, Township of Esquimalt Mayor Barbara Desjardins, District of Saanich Mayor Atwell, District of Oak Bay Mayor Nils Jensen, MP Elizabeth May SAANICH – GULF ISLANDS, MP Randall Garrison ESQUIMALT – JUAN DE FUCA, MP Murray Rankin Victoria, MLA Premier John Horgan Langford - Juan de Fuca, MLA Carole James Victoria - Beacon Hill, MLA Lana Popham Saanich South Legislative Assembly BC, MLA Rob Fleming Victoria - Swan Lake, MLA Mitizi Dean Esquimalt – Metchosin

Mayor Barb Desjardins Esquimalt, Save our Orcas Stop polluting our sensitive ecosystems

Help us Save our Orcas Stop polluting our sensitive ecosystems by Dumping Raw Sewage and Contaminants; onto our Beaches, into Creeks, the Gorge Waterway / Victoria Harbour Watershed or any body of water. Tell Mayor Barb Desjardins of The Township of Esquimalt to use the $17 MILLION DOLLARS of the McLoughlin Amenity Funds to fix Esquimalt's Leaky, Polluting Storm Sewers and Drains wisely, fix this disaster once and for all. 28years of engineering reports and very little accomplished  A Regional Strategy to Create a Clean, Healthy Aquatic Environment in The Capital Regional District,  Township of Esquimalt, City of Victoria, District of Saanich, District of Oak Bay, please stop the dumping of raw sewage and contaminants onto our Beaches, into Creeks, the Gorge Waterway / Victoria Harbour Watershed or any body of water. Let's protect our sensitive aquatic ecosystems  now. We, the undersigned residents of Canada, draw the attention of the House of Commons in Parliament Assembled, Province of British Columbia Legislature Assembled, The Capital Regional District, City of Victoria, Township of Esquimalt, District of Saanich, District of Oak Bay to the following: Whereas Sewage and Contaminants entering in our beaches, oceans, lakes, rivers and other bodies of water known as our Beaches, Creeks, Juan de Fuca, Gorge Waterway / Victoria Harbour Watershed pose a dire threat to our fisheries, sensitive ecosystems, marine mammals, wildlife, human health, communities, and individuals And whereas raw sewage and contaminants make their way to these bodies of water in a variety of ways including stormwater/sewer outfalls; direct run-off/water and septic tank waste. Therefore, we the undersigned call upon the Canadian federal government, the Province of British Columbia, The Capital Regional District, City of Victoria, Township of Esquimalt, District of Saanich, District of Oak Bay to work with the provinces, municipalities, and indigenous communities to develop a Capital Regional District strategy to combat storm sewage / septic tank runoff pollution in and around aquatic environments, which would include the following measures: 1. Regulations aimed at endinga) Sewage and Contaminant discharge from storm sewer/water outfalls,b) Urban runoff from roads, parking lots, commercial and industrial facilitates, andc) Residential and industrial waterborne pollutants and sediments, from washing cars, redevelopment projects, landscaping, gardening and bad farming practice. 2. Create permanent, dedicated, and annual funding for;a) Complete Restoration or Rebuilding our Storm Water / Sewage system to eliminate Storm Water Outfalls where possible, b) Community-led projects to teach best management practices to prevent contaminants and sewage from entering beaches and other aquatic peripheries c) Education and outreach campaigns to inform communities of the causes and negative impacts that sewage and contaminants have on the environment in and around all bodies of water, andd) Technical training of local staff in the identification of spills and the appropriate response. e) Formation of a Storm Water Utilities that deal with annual and long-term funding, planning, water quality, water quantity, elimination of stormwater outfalls where possible. Mayor and Council City of Victoria Mayor Lisa HelpsCouncillor Marianne AltoCouncillor Chris ColemanCouncillor Ben IsittCouncillor Jeremy LovedayCouncillor Margaret LucasCouncillor Pamela MadoffCouncillor Charlayne Thornton-JoeCouncillor Geoff Young Mayor and Council Township of Esquimalt Mayor Barbara DesjardinsCouncillor Olga LiberchukCouncillor Tim MorrisonCouncillor Susan LowCouncillor Beth Burton-KrahnCouncillor Meagan Brame Councillor Lynda Hundleby District of Oak Bay Mayor Nils JensenCouncillor Hazel BraithwaiteCouncillor Tom CroftCouncillor Michelle KirbyCouncillor Kevin MurdochCouncillor Tara NeyCouncillor Eric Zhelka District of Saanich CouncilMayor Richard AtwellCouncillor Leif WergelandCouncillor Dean MurdockCouncillor Vicki SandersCouncillor Colin PlantCouncillor Judy BrownoffCouncillor Fred HaynesCouncillor Susan BriceCouncillor Karen Harper Members of Parliament for Southern Vancouver Island MP Elizabeth May SAANICH – GULF ISLANDSMP Randall Garrison ESQUIMALT – JUAN DE FUCAMP Murray Rankin Victoria Members Legislative Assembly for Southern Vancouver Island MLA Premier John Horgan Langford - Juan de FucaMLA Carole James Victoria-Beacon Hill MLA Lana Popham Saanich South MLA Rob Fleming Victoria-Swan LakeMLA Mitizi Dean Esquimalt – Metchosin Reference:   How much to fix the 390 known leaky Sewer Line, leaking Raw Sewage directly into the Gorge Waterway Victoria Harbour, and a guesstimate to fix the rest of Esquimalt's Leaky, Polluting Storm Sewers and Sanitary Sewers $70,000,000 +++ Millions The "pollution tracker" was put out by Vancouver Aquarium's Ocean Wise.|PWPVH3|sediment If you click on Victoria's Harbour testing zones they don't look pretty.... would love your thoughts. 1) Re-inventing Rainwater Management in the Capital RegionFiled in: Healthy Watersheds and AirshedsLaw reformPollutionProvince-wideResearchSustainable Communities | February 24, 2010 by The Environmental Law Centre SocietyActing for the Veins of Life Watershed Society, the comprehensive report, Re-inventing Rainwater Management: Protecting Health and Restoring Nature in the Capital Region, documents the vast damage stormwater causes and then lays out a strategy for solving the problem.    2)  The Capital Regional District, of Greater Victoria,  Stormwater / Storm sewer water quality monitoring reports published since 1993 3) Green Infrastructure and Issues in ManagingUrban StormwaterClaudia CopelandSpecialist in Resources and Environmental PolicyMay 2, 2016 4) Transport Canada reports on the condition of our Harbour, several reports on what is being discharged into our Victoria Harbour / Gorge Waterway, Over a dozen reports, Shocking that nothings being done.    Like us on Facebook  Thank you to Adrian Raeside for usage of this classic been one of my Favorites for years.       

John Roe
1,355 supporters
Started 2 years ago

Petition to BC Hydro/ BC Provincial Government

Build a Fish Ladder over the Alouette Dam

Since the construction of the Alouette River Dam in 1925, there has been no natural access for fish into or out of the Alouette Reservoir without human assistance. All five species of salmon (Coho, Chum, Chinook, Pink, and Sockeye) and Cuthroat trout were in abundance before the dam was built, but became either detrimentally affected or extirpated due to low river flows coupled with the reservoir obstruction by the dam. Unfortunately at the time of construction, there were no provisions for fish bypassing the dam, resulting in a complete obstruction to upstream migration for all native salmon species – which still remains to date.  Sockeye salmon, who required lake access during the first year after dam construction, were the first salmon species to become extirpated in the Alouette Watershed. Alouette Chinook have never since naturally returned, as any Chinook in the Alouette Watershed are hatchery-reared from stock in the nearby Chilliwack River.  However, there is still hope for restoring lost species in the Alouette Watershed. Sockeye salmon are now returning in small numbers to the Alouette River, but cannot continue their life cycle in the reservoir unless people trap and truck them above the dam. This is where YOUR signature can help! A fish ladder will change how fish are able to move through the Alouette Watershed. With free flowing access for fish between the reservoir and Lower Alouette River, salmon will be able to migrate according to their natural rhythms, have access to more spawning and rearing grounds, and will not endure the trauma from being trapped and trucked over the dam.   Add your name to our petition to call on the BC Government and BC Hydro to build a fish ladder to help return native Alouette salmon to the Upper Alouette Watershed. It will be a wonderful legacy for everyone in the Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows communities. A fish ladder will also be a great tourist attraction and boost to the local economy in Maple Ridge. Support our cause by signing our petition and speak up for salmon! If you have any questions, please e-mail the Alouette River Management Society at or call 604 - 467 - 6401

Alouette River Management Society
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