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Waterfront Protection Coalition

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Who We Are:

The Waterfront Protection Coalition (WPC) is a collective effort that includes representation from residents and businesses from Sechelt, Pender Harbour, Halfmoon Bay, Secret Cove, Sunshine Coast , Ruby Lake, Sakinaw Lake, North Lake, and other surrounding lakes, Sunshine Coast Co-op and Strata Corps, Sunshine Coast Realtors, Nelson Island, Hardy Island, Junction Island, Gambier Island, Pasley Island, Keats Island, Egmont, The Gulf Islands, surrounding areas, and the Waterfront Communities of the Okanagan so far! Our combined coalition currently represents thousands of constituents potentially affected by the proposed dock management plan by the Ministry of Water, Land and Resource Stewardship of British Columbia and our goal is to be the advocate for all marine waterfront communities in Canada who face similar unfair legislation without representation.

For more information, please visit the Waterfront Protection Coalition website.

Our Mission:

Building Relationships with First Nations: Help establish respectful, long-term relationships with First Nations communities invested in the stewardship of our foreshore. Your support enables collaboration on initiatives that honor cultural heritage and environmental sustainability.

Preserving Marine Assets: Ensure your support contributes to the protection of our cherished marine environments and against the potential negative impacts of the DMP and other similar legislation.

Strengthening Community Bonds: Join us in fostering a united front that transcends individual interests. Together, we amplify our voices to advocate for fair representation and environmentally sound practices.

Engaging the Wider Community: Your contribution fuels community engagement through awareness campaigns, educational programs, and collaborative projects that promote responsible marine practices.

Advocacy for Fair Representation: Support our efforts to advocate for fair representation of marine communities in legislative and governance processes. Your contribution emphasizes the importance of local perspectives in decision-making.

Environmental Stewardship: Be a part of promoting and supporting scientifically verifiable and environmentally sound practices in all facets of marine activities – from dock building to boating.

Collaborating for Solutions: Contribute to a platform that encourages dialogue and collaboration among diverse stakeholders. Together, we identify and implement practical, effective, and sustainable solutions to challenges affecting marine communities.

Dock Management Plan:

The proposed DMP is currently targeting the Sunshine Coast and surrounding areas, but the government has said publicly this will become the template for all of British Columbia’s Marine communities (Salt and Freshwater). It is touted as an environmental safeguard, and stands in stark contrast to its intended purpose. The time to act is now, before the DMP is finalized and an implementation precedent is established. The report that the government is using to support its initiative, regarding the environmental aspect of this policy is flawed and written in the best interests of the policy itself. In one area alone, if implemented, an estimated 75-90% of commercial and private dock owners would be compelled to replace their docks at the end of their existing tenures, resulting in the creation of hundreds of thousands of cubic meters of waste destined for landfills, along with the destruction of hundreds if not thousands of marine life habitats. The consequential movement of anchors and pilings to accommodate the replacement docks would have a devastating effect on marine wildlife, disrupting ecosystems and endangering vital species on the seafloor. It is unfortunate that our government chose specific areas of the environment to support that is nothing more than a political agenda.

How You Can Help:

Your generous support will directly impact our ability to achieve these goals locally and eventually nationwide. Together, by engaging with all affected stakeholders, we can make a long-term difference in our marine community that is fair and sustainable.

For donations greater than $5,000, please contact us to obtain transfer details. Thank you for any and all donations!
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  • Anonymous
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  • Urs STEINMANN
    • $250 
    • 3 mos
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Waterfront Protection Coalition
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Madeira Park, BC

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