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Uncover Your Creeks in Metro Vancouver

Uncover Your Creeks in Metro Vancouver
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The Pacific Streamkeepers Federation 1% For The Planet In 2007, we joined 1% for the Planet, an alliance of businesses who believe in providing financial support to environmental initiatives. Since 1987, we've invested over $26 million in Canada's environmental and outdoor communities through our community involvement program. We're committed to donating a full 1% of our annual gross sales to Canadian causes. Generosity It's your purchases that make this support possible. Verifiability As an independent third party, 1% for the Planet confirms that member businesses meet their donation commitments. Inspiration MEC was the first major retailer in Canada to join 1% for the Planet. Learn More 1% for the Planet MEC Community Contributions Programs South Coast Conservation Historically one of the largest wetland complexes in the Fraser Valley, "Sumas Lake was a body of water between Sumas and Vedder mountains, midway between the present-day cities of Chilliwack and Abbotsford, British Columbia. Its name means "a big level opening" and is a reference to the site of the lake, which lay between Sumas Mountain and its American counterpart, Sumas Mountain, Washington, part of the foothills of the Cascade Mountains. The lake extended into Whatcom County, Washington, necessitating a railway trestle of the British Columbia Electric Railway across it from Huntingdon to the foot of Vedder Mountain remains today as a dyke. Originally, the lake occupied 40 km² (15 mi²) and swelled to 120 km² (47 mi²) during flooding.

Still Creek Enhancement Why Still Creek is important Today, Still Creek is one of only two remaining visible streams in urban Vancouver. Located in the east side of Vancouver, Still Creek forms an important part of the Brunette River system. Still Creek flows for 17 km through densely populated sections of Burnaby and Vancouver, ending in the Fraser River in New Westminster. How the City developed this plan The City prepared the Still Creek Enhancement Study working with community groups, property owners, environmentalists, and “stream-keepers”. The study outlines 10-year actions leading to a 50-year plan for the beautification, protection and restoration of sections of the creek that run through Vancouver. The purpose of this plan The revitalization efforts are part of a larger plan to reduce flooding, reconnect people with Still Creek and its natural beauty, and improve long-standing environmental issues throughout the Still Creek Watershed. Challenges

Arc'teryx Corporate and Social Responsibility / Arc'teryx Arc'teryx's long term thinking on environmental stewardship, responsible manufacturing, and community engagement. The single biggest area of our company's environmental impact is the products we design and make. As a result, our environmental initiatives are primarily structured to address the footprint and composition of our product and materials. › Read More AboutEnvironmental Stewardship Our dedication to craftsmanship is expressed through our manufacturing processes. Quality and integrity can only be achieved through effective partnership with factories and suppliers. › Read More About OurManufacturing Policy Arc'teryx values the communities we live, work, and play in, and we seek ways to contribute to each.

Plant Gene Resources of Canada What is plant germplasm? Our mandate Plant germplasm is the living tissue from which new plants can be grown. What is the Canadian Plant Germplasm System? Why Genebanks? Canada’s Plant Germplasm System is a network of centres and people dedicated to preserving the genetic diversity of crop plants, their wild relatives and plants present and unique in the Canadian biodiversity. Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada appointed the first Plant Gene Resources officer, and established Plant Gene Resources of Canada ( PGRC) in 1970. The Canadian Clonal Genebank was designated in 1989 as the primary germplasm repository for fruit tree and small fruit crops. Genetic Diversity Canadian agriculture is based on crops that originated from areas outside of Canada. Canada’s food supply is based on intensive agriculture and this benefits from genetic uniformity of crops. Benefits derived from the use of Plant Genetic Resources Expert Committee on Plant and Microbial Genetic Resources Germplasm storage

What not to pour down the drain Whatever goes down the drain directly affects aquatic life, water quality, and the liveability of your neighbourhood. Help protect our waterways by properly disposing of household items. Food scraps: compost them When food enters the ocean it requires oxygen to decompose. The more food in the ocean, the less oxygen there is available for fish and other organisms. Instead of using your in-sink garburator, recycle your kitchen scraps with your yard waste for pickup by the City, or purchase your own composter. Cooking grease: put it in the garbage Grease quickly turns solid within sewer pipes, and can cause blockages that lead to backups and sewer overflows. Pour hot cooking grease into a tin can or drink carton to cool and solidify before disposing the grease into the garbage. Medication: return it to the drug store In many places around the world, trace levels of pharmaceuticals can be found in the water supply.

Help Protect Grizzly Bears | wildlife_habita | Issues | David Suzuki Foundation Ask federal and provincial governments to increase protections for Canada’s shrinking grizzly bear population. For 20 years, governments in Canada and the U.S. have recognized that the grizzly bear is a sensitive species in need of additional protection. While the U.S. has brought threatened grizzly populations back from the brink, efforts to protect populations in Canada have been an abysmal failure. The Committee on the Status of Endangered Wildlife in Canada (COSEWIC) has just released its second assessment of the status of Canada’s iconic grizzly bear. This is our chance to pressure provincial and federal governments to increase protections for grizzly bears and the habitats on which they depend.

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