Thursday March 7th – Strathcona Wilderness Institute AGM and Public presentation by Ken Wu, Director of the Endangered Ecosystem Alliance.

 

SWI is delighted to bring Ken Wu as the guest speaker at our Annual General Meeting on Thursday March 7th.  His presentation is entitled : “From old-growth rainforests to semi-arid desert and grasslands: conserving Canada’s amazing ecosystems”.  The title reflects Ken’s latest career direction in the establishment of a new national organization dedicated to Canadian Conservation Coast to Coast : the “Endangered Ecosystems Alliance.”

Ken has devoted himself to wilderness conservation for over 25 years.  As a graduate of UBC’s  Ecology and Evolutionary Biology Department, he has worked for the Wilderness Committee (1999-2010), was co-founder (in 2010) and Executive Director of the extremely successful Ancient Forest Alliance on Vancouver Island, from which he has now turned to native ecosystems in and beyond British Columbia in the new Endangered Ecosystems Alliance, founded in 2018 to support ecosystem literacy and the science-based protection of all native ecosystems.  The future of Strathcona Park will be a concern of this presentation.

The AGM and Presentation will take place in the Conference Hall, upper Filberg Centre, 410 Anderton, Courtenay at 7:00 pm.  Admission – by donation ( $5-10 suggested)  Children Welcome. Strathcona Wilderness Institute’s  Annual General Meeting  will follow the presentation.

The AGM will consist of Annual Reports and Election of the Board; light refreshments will be served, for which please bring your own mug.

Members of the public, former and potential volunteers are all invited to attend the AGM and learn more about SWI’s work, accomplishments and plans for the upcoming year. We particularly encourage potential volunteers. In the words of Judy Norbury, chairperson of the Board of Directors,  “Volunteers are the lifeblood of this organization, and we have many opportunities for volunteers to get involved, from leading guided walks and presentations in the Park, to helping us with our fundraising efforts and creating educational materials for visiting and local  park users.”

The Board of Directors would also like to invite anyone interested in being involved in the SWI at the organizational level, namely as a Director, to put their names forward for the upcoming election.

For a copy of the report for our 2018 Summer Season, see our Website http://strathconapark.org/w/wp-content/uploads/SWI-Summer-Activity-Report-2018.pdf

For more information, please contact strathconawilderness@gmail.com

 

Loys Maingon

Research Director, Strathcona Wilderness Institute