Clearcut tour of Juan de Fuca Provincial Park

Saturday, June 1, 2013 - 13:00 to 19:00

Meet up in Victoria, 9 am Saturday at Fairways Market, Quadra at Kings near Hillside. Hike at West Coast Road between China Beach and Bear Beach

 

Call to action: Clearcut logging threatens Juan de Fuca Trail.
Forest Action Network and Wilderness Committee Victoria.

Where: West of Jordan River, between China Beach and Bear Beach, south of West Coast Road (Hwy 14)
When: Join us June 1, meeting at 9 am in Victoria.
Why: Observe, photograph, document the logging
Who: Open to experienced hikers as well as new hikers. Everyone can go at their own pace.
Bring: Good hiking shoes, lunch, water, a camera.

Background: Developer Ender Ilkay lost his bid to build hundreds of vacation homes and miles of paved roads on the boundary of Juan de Fuca Provincial Park between China Beach and Sombrio Beach. Now he's out for whatever he can get, including clearcutting the forest. Join us to view, photograph, and document the damage. We still need to fight to protect this land.

Tentative schedule
Meet at 9 am in Victoria
Hike at Juan de Fuca 10:30
Regroup 2 pm
Return to city 3 pm

More info: http://www.sookenewsmirror.com/news/208382541.html

Best practices:
1) Ilkay has promised a 50-meter buffer zone between the logging and the park.

2) Ilkay says he will leave a 10-meter buffer between logging and streams.

3) Steep slopes require special permits.

Thank you!

Meet at Fairway Market
Quadra at Kings
Victoria , BC
Canada
48° 26' 15.2808" N, 123° 21' 30.9276" W
British Columbia CA

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