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Walbran Valley Convergence
July 30, 2016- 1:00 pm
This July marks the 25th anniversary of the Walbran valley road blockades, Road Stops Here Campaign, a successful series of non-violent direct action(s): tree-sits, road barricades, office sit-ins, hunger strikes, banner hangings and public protests that were pivotal in the creation of the 13,000 ha Carmanah/Walbran Provincial Park.
A quarter of a century later, three generations of concerned citizens join together to altogether halt the needless destructiion of the world-class ancient temperate rainforest in the heart of the watershed, in the beautiful Central Walbran valley/ Pacheedaht/Qwa-ba-diwa territory foolishly left out of the park in ’94, and still, after all the backlash, slated for logging by Surrey-based Teal Jones, who has been recklessly clearcut logging the steep sidehills to the height of land, along park boundaries, on the south side of Walbran river. Enough is enough!
All are welcome for this weekend of camping, celebration of place and all the good work being done by so many at this mass Convergence in the sweetest time of the year, in one of the sweetest places on the island, the best of the last, the last of the best, of the great ancient redcedar forest.
Join the Friends of Carmanah/Walbran for this festive gathering to join the past with the future, in our common cause to end old-growth logging, once and for all, in the Walbran valley