(Photo by Tesia Hackett) On Tuesday, May 19th the Community Invasive Plant Program (CIPP) started up for the 2020 summer season. This program was originally initiated by Wildsight Golden in our community in 2010 and is currently operated in a partnership with the Town of Golden and the Columbia-Shuswap Invasive Species Society (CSISS). Each year, … Continued
Do we really need steelmaking coal?
In the Elk Valley, mountain-top removal coal mines dig up millions of tonnes of coal every year. When people ask questions about how these coal mines add to climate change, Teck is always quick to point out that the mines produce steelmaking coal, not the dirty kind of coal that’s burned to generate electricity. But … Continued
Reopening Wildsight Invermere – Let us know what you think!
2020 is the sixth annual year that Wildsight Golden has hosted the GET WILD! summer outdoor environmental education camp for the children and youth of Golden and area. Participants will learn more about local ecosystems through play and exploration. The camp runs weekly. This children’s camp with participants from 6 to 10 years of age … Continued
In recent months, British Columbians have come together to face an unprecedented health crisis. Now is the time to come together to look forward and decide on the future we need. As governments begin providing economic relief and helping businesses reopen safely, the province’s COVID-19 economic stimulus investments can provide the opportunity to build our … Continued
Grocery shopping can be a challenge when trying to reduce waste. Aisles are full of extra packaging and buying items without the packaging can be more expensive. It is important though to vote with your dollar. As summer comes, we will be able to buy much more local food from our farmer’s market and directly … Continued
Longtime Jumbo Wild supporter Doug Anakin passed away April 25th, leaving behind a trail of happy memories with friends and loved ones. Doug was a valued member of the Jumbo Creek Conservation Society (JCCS), the nonprofit organization dedicated to saving the Jumbo Valley from the proposed ski resort. His wife Mary Jean reports that Doug … Continued
The second edition of Wild Rivers of the Yukon’s Peel Watershed celebrates a landmark victory to protect the Peel watershed, a remote and wild ecological treasure in the Yukon. The book was authored by Sarah Locke and the late Juri Peepre. After leading the Yukon Chapter of Canadian Parks and Wilderness for over two decades, … Continued
It’s tough to wrap your head around: in BC, there are enough resource roads to drive from Vancouver to Halifax and back – 60 times. These roads which are scattered throughout British Columbia are predominantly dirt and gravel roads that provide the public as well as the logging, oil and gas, and mining industries with … Continued
One of the hardest places to reduce waste is in the bathroom. Almost everything in there is wrapped in plastic or disposable. Start by looking in the bathtub or the shower. Shower gel, shampoo and conditioner, razors, mesh sponges, everything generates waste! Most bath products can be replaced with low waste or zero waste products. … Continued