The Conservation Connection Forum is Friday September 19 - that's next week! If you would like to find out more about the forum or register, click here! It's a great opportunity to network with local environmental organizations, develop your organization's capacity, and or learn about issues affect our environment. Registration is $25 for non-profit groups, and $30 for everyone else - and that includes a delicious organic lunch too! Read more for a draft agenda, presenter bios and more.
9:00-10:30 Welcome and Opening Plienary Session –
The Conservation Framework - Approachs to species and ecosystems conservation in BC
Presented by Dave Fraser & Andrew Harcombe
10:30-11:00 Break (Browse through displays of many of local environmental organizations)
11:00-12:30 Concurrent Session 1
A. Fundraising for Sustainablity Panel Discussion and Q&A.
Panelists John Morton, Lynne Milnes, and Jane Buzza
B. Climate Change: Local Action Roundtable
Panelists: Russ Fuocco, Naomi Devine, more to be confirmed
12:30-1:15Lunch - Organic lunch provided
1:15-2:30Concurrent Session 2
A. Filling the Toolbox- Different approaches that help retain and protect sensitive ecosystems
Presenters: Judith Cullington, Bob Cox, and Andrea Barnett
B. Issues in Eating Local.
2:45-4:00Concurrent Session 3
A. Hook, Line & Sinker- A Guide to Sustainable Volunteer Fishing
Workshop with Volunteer Victoria's Tara and Mariko
B. The Marine Community: Issues and Community Involvement in Marine Issues
Panel dicussion with Nikki Wirght, Garry Fletcher, and Michael Dunn