by Angela Cowan – Peninsula News Review
April 22, 2015
The Raincoast Conservation Foundation is hosting an entertainment-laced evening of Salish Sea inspired scientific talks next week (April 25th), with Saanich-Gulf Islands MP Elizabeth May giving the key note presentation on how to protect the Salish Sea, southern resident killer whales and all of B.C.’s coastal waters.
Raincoast biologist Misty MacDuffee will open the evening after a welcome from Adam Olsen from the Tsartlip First Nation. She will address current threats to the ecosystem, in particular those relating to the killer whale population.
The evening will offer up “a really interesting and in-depth presentation about the ecological values of the Salish Sea and what it means to the region,” said Chris Genovali, executive director of the Raincoast Conservation Foundation. “And a good overview of the Kinder Morgan trans-mountain proposal and the threats it poses.”
In addition to the talks, the foundation is also screening Directly Affected, a short documentary about the proposed pipeline…
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