Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Chilliwack River Gravel Mine

The Chilliwack River in BC has long been one of the Lower Mainland's most productive and popular anadromous fisheries. Now pending approval from the Ministry of Mines, Southview Sorting Ltd is proposing to construct a 40 hectare gravel mine in the upper watershed, posing a threat to the future of one of the Lower Mainland's most stable and productive river systems. The proposed mine would sit in an environmentally sensitive area and in a part of the valley previously designated as unsuitable for gravel extraction because of high risk to the watershed. Community activists in the Chilliwack valley have banded together to protect their river and the future of the valley. Check out their website and sign their petition




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