A watershed is an area of land sustained and defined by the course of waterways that move through it....a sensitive relationship ...
A private power project is proposed for the Upper Pitt River valley, and a power line right-of-way is proposed to be cleared through Pinecone Burke Provincial Park just outside of Vancouver.
Located just 40 kilometres northeast of Vancouver, the Upper Pitt River valley is a remarkable place with hot springs and waterfalls.
This area is renowned worldwide for its wild salmon and majestic wildlife, including grizzly bears, wolverines and mountain goats.
A private company, Northwest Cascade Power, is proposing a massive 180 Megawatt private hydro project in the Upper Pitt River. This power project would involve:
- diverting all 8 of the major tributaries of the Upper Pitt River system into 30 kilometres of large pipes, then running them through 7 powerhouses to produce electricity
- clearcutting a network of power line corridors throughout the Upper Pitt Valley
- ramming a power line right through the northern portion of Pinecone Burke Provincial Park
SHOW UP at the final and most urgent Open House Public Meeting for public comment to STOP this project.
This important meeting will take place in Pitt Meadows as follows:
Maple Ridge-Pitt Meadows – RECONVENED!
Tuesday March 25th
4 PM to 9 PM. Question and Answer sessions are from 6.30-8.30 pm.
Pitt Meadows Secondary School
19438 116B Avenue (at the corner of Blakely Road, a few blocks south of the Lougheed Hwy.)
Pitt Meadows, BC
Get on the bus!
The Wilderness Committee will be providing free buses to the Tuesday, March 25th public meeting in Pitt Meadows. Bus riders will be provided a sandwich, so please RSVP so we know how many to bring. Bus pick-ups will be at Waterfront Station and Braid SkyTrain station. For details and to reserve a place on the bus, please call 604-683-8220, or email.
SPEAK UP by mail or email.
The comment period for the public to voice their concern is only open until April 2, 2008.
Please take 10 minutes to submit your comments to:
Boundary Change Pinecone Burke
c/o BC Parks
PO Box 9398, Stn. Prov. Govt.
Victoria, BC, V8W 9M9