The BC coast is a global treasure. It makes British Columbia unique, beautiful and abundant. That’s why it’s so hard to believe BC is one of the only coastal jurisdictions in North America without a united plan and law to protect it.

We’ve inherited a jumble of regulations and laws overseen by different ministries and departments. It’s time for a renovation! Let’s thoughtfully draw a blueprint for the coast. A blueprint, co-designed with First Nations, that ensures marine life and coastal communities get the future they deserve.

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#ICYMI: BC lacks a much-needed overarching authority to oversee coastal flood management & ecosystem conservation. A #BCCoastalStrategy could help facilitate collaborative, nature-based solutions to protect the coast from #climatechange. https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/bc-lacks-plan-for-rising-seas-and-flooding-researcher-says-1.5849904 #bcpoli

A coordinated #BCCoastalStrategy will help facilitate co-governance & protect unique ecosystems like the #FraserRiver estuary - with benefits for coastal communities like #RichmondBC https://www.richmond-news.com/local-news/richmond-council-pushes-for-coastal-strategy-3179888 #bcpoli #BlueprintfortheCoast @WCELaw @CPAWSbc

New #BCgov mandates signal greater attn to #fisheries & habitat conservation. Stepping up fish habitat protection goes hand in hand w/ commitment to develop a #BCCoastalStrategy – looking fwd to next steps! https://www.thestar.com/news/canada/2020/12/07/new-bc-government-makes-big-commitments-to-fish-and-habitat-conservation.html #bcpoli #BlueprintForTheCoast @WCELaw @CPAWSbc

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