The Outdoor Recreation Council of British Columbia
2013′s Most Endangered Rivers
Also on the “rivers to watch” list is the Tamihi Creek, a small Fraser Valley waterway that has become a poster child of sorts for the need to better protect streams with exceptional recreational values from independent power projects. “There must be better planning mechanisms by which selected streams with exceptional natural or recreational values can be protected from private power development”, said Angelo.
Power play – IPP – Run of River
Kayak enthusiasts say Tamihi Creek worth protecting
By Tyler Olsen, The Times March 19, 2013
“Local kayakers say they are opposed to a plan to install a run-of-river power project on a Chilliwack River Valley creek.
Tamihi Creek, which enters the Chilliwack River just west of the Tamihi Rapids, is popular with kayakers, who say an eight-kilometre stretch provides a diverse range of whitewaters that attracts users from around the world.
But kayakers fear they won’t be able to use the creek if a run-of-river power project proposed for the creek goes ahead.”
B.C. Conservation Officer Service for the Fraser Valley zone are urging more people to call the RAPP line at 1-877-952-7277 to report everything from pollution to poachers.
“We want the public to note licence plates and call this in.”
A public meeting to tackle the topic of trash dumping in Chilliwack is set for March 13 at Yarrow elementary at 6 p.m.
Vancouver Whitewater Festival – May 3-5th
Location: Tamihi on the Chilliwack River
The sixth annual Vancouver Kayak Club Whitewater Festival is almost here! Once again it will be held in the beautiful Chilliwack Valley. Chilliwack offers several excellent class II – IV river runs with boulder gardens, pool drops, and surfing waves for paddlers of all interest and skill levels. The Festival is a great way to kick-off another year of paddling with a laid-back, social, and fun weekend of events.
DINNER at Fish and Game Club Hall
April 6, 2013
OCP – Official Community Plan Public Meeting tonight !
When: Wednesday Sept 5, 2012
Where: Fish and Game Club Hall in the Chilliwack River Valley
Bell Acres Volunteers will be tidying their stretch of Chilliwack Lake Road on March 24th starting at 8:30am. Please meet at the Fire Hall.
This event will kick start the season of cleanup on our “Adopt-a-Highway” program.
Please contact Allen Hiebert for more details:
Monday Feb 20, 2012
CBC News BC
“Spotted owls are in danger as logging begins in an area that’s supposed to be protected” (in a May 2011 open meeting, CRV community members were clearly told 3 to 4 weeks worth of work to cut down the Wildlife protected area forest blocks, now in the following CBC video we are hearing 1 year good work for 20 men! Why the dramatic change? Are we to assume this 1 year figure means they have approval to cut even more protected forest than is now anticipated?)
- Spotted Owl in BC - Gwen Barlee of the Wilderness Committee
- Goodbye Old Growth Owl Forest in Chilliwack River Valley