May 8, 2015
West Coast Environmental Law is providing $6,000 to help the Shawnigan Residents Association fight a recent decision by the Environmental Appeal Board to allow the dumping of contaminated soil into the watershed.
In an effort to find ways to protect the drinking water of 12,000 citizens, the SRA sought the help of West Coast Environmental Law, an organization that helps communities protect their water, land and air while also developing legislative reform.
Calvin Cook, President of the SRA, said "I am relieved that West Coast Environmental Law understands the seriousness of dumping contaminated soil in the designated watershed. Our entire community is grateful for contributions allowing us to continue the fight against the Ministry of Environment to protect clean water."
Al Brunet, a board member of the SRA commented "Thanks to West Coast Environmental Law funds are available to help communities such as ours fight for environmental justice".
The SRA looks forward to working with the West Coast Environmental Law Community to develop strategies that will lead to the protection of the Shawnigan watershed and shape future government decisions concerning the health and sustainability of the environment.
For more information contact www.thesra.ca.
Communications Director, The SRA