The Sunshine Coast Conservation Association gathered a lot of great musicians on Saturday, Jan. 25 to celebrate and recognize the work done by countless groups and people striving to maintain biodiversity in our community.
It was inspiring to see the number of people willing to donate their time, talents, money and goods, and there are too many to thank here.
The challenge now is to keep our momentum, and become more engaged in issues that affect all of us. We have great diversity in our forests, oceans and waterways, but we also have diversity in the people who are lucky enough to live here.
Organizations and charities need all of us to pitch in and we all have skills to offer.
The Coast is facing a lot of challenges, and we need to raise awareness about the loss of our rare glass sponge reefs, the changing face of our forests, food security, water shortages, coal barges plying our waters, and the loss of habitat for wildlife, to name a few. If you can help, check out the volunteer opportunities in our local papers and the websites of your favourite charity or group.
Melissa Rayfield, Gibsons