SOURCE: Fraser Basin Council

October 19, 2015 19:30 ET

MEDIA ADVISORY: This Week: Launch of the Nechako Watershed Roundtable

PRINCE GEORGE, BC--(Marketwired - October 19, 2015) - Members of the media are invited to learn about a new community initiative, the Nechako Watershed Roundtable, at two events this week in Prince George:

Nechako Watershed Roundtable Public Launch Event

When: Wednesday, October 21 (5:30 to 9:00 pm)
Where: Atrium, UNBC, Prince George
Refreshments will be served | Presentations begin at 6:00 pm

Inaugural Meeting of the Nechako Watershed Roundtable

When: Thursday, October 22 (9:00 am to 4:00 pm)
Where: Bentley Centre, UNBC, Prince George
Refreshments will be served

The Roundtable is a collaborative community initiative that includes representatives of BC First Nations, the Province of BC, local governments and other agencies and organizations with responsibilities and interests in the watershed. Members of the Roundtable plan to work together to protect and improve the health of the Nechako watershed for current and future generations through education, information for decision-makers in all sectors, and stewardship activities.

The Fraser Basin Council serves as secretariat for the Roundtable.

Media can find details of the October 21 and 22 events in the agenda:
http://www.fraserbasin.bc.ca/_Library/UFR/NWR_Launch_Agenda-October_21-22-2015.pdf

Please watch for a media release on October 21. To receive a copy directly, please email Denise Palmer Hoskins at dhoskins@fraserbasin.bc.ca.

About FBC

The Fraser Basin Council (FBC) is a non-profit society that advances sustainability in the Fraser River Basin and across BC. Established in 1997, the Council is a collaboration of four orders of government (Federal, Provincial, Local and First Nations) together with representatives from the private sector and civil society. FBC helps bring people together to find solutions to sustainability issues -- with a focus on healthy watersheds and water resources, climate change action and air quality, and sustainable, resilient communities. Our vision is for "social well-being, supported by a vibrant economy and sustained by a healthy environment."

Contact Information

  • Media contacts:

    Terry Robert
    Senior Regional Manager - Upper Fraser
    Fraser Basin Council
    E: trobert@fraserbasin.bc.ca
    T: 250 612-0252

    Denise Palmer Hoskins
    Communications Manager
    Fraser Basin Council
    E: dhoskins@fraserbasin.bc.ca
    T: 604 488-5352

    Dr. Margot Parkes
    Canada Research Chair in Health
    Ecosystems and Society
    UNBC
    E: parkesm@unbc.ca
    T: 250 960-6813

    Wayne Salewski
    Chair
    Nechako Environment & Water Stewardship Society (NEWSS)
    E: salewski@telus.net
    T: 250 567-9542