The Bowen Island Conservancy 2019 speaker series continues on Saturday, 09 March, with a talk by Devon Page, Executive Director of Ecojustice, about Marine Habitat Protection. At a time when we are celebrating Howe Sound’s recovery, we still face LNG and oil tankers, gravel mines, and deliberate or accidental pollution as potential threats to our marine environment.
Ecojustice is Canada’s largest environmental law charity. Devon spent his first 7 years there channeling his love of wilderness into protecting Canada’s endangered birds, wildlife and fish. He obtained the first injunction in Canada to stop logging in old-growth forests home to an endangered species (the northern spotted owl) and launched the first cases under federal species at risk legislation. Devon became Executive Director in 2008, and has focused on enhancing Ecojustice’s effectiveness by emphasizing litigation around key environmental and legal priorities, and expanding Ecojustice’s operations from British Columbia and Ontario to Alberta and the Maritimes.
For more than 25 years Ecojustice has gone to court to protect wilderness and wildlife, challenge industrial projects, and keep harmful chemicals out of the air, water, and ecosystems we all depend on.
Admission is by donation. Please join us and bring questions for Devon: all are welcome to attend (you don’t have to be a Conservancy member).