March for B.C’s old-growth forests planned this week in Courtenay
Old growth forest (Vista Radio stock photo)
This Friday, members of the Comox Valley and Campbell River network of grassroots community organizations and concerned citizens will be making their voices heard.
They will be taking part in a march to share their concerns about how logging has affected B.C’s old-growth forests.
Gillian Anderson is one of the organizers of the event.
She says they will be joining others across the province to help spread the word.
“Did you know that only 2 percent of the original old-growth forest in bc is still standing?” she says. “Your Comox Valley and Campbell River neighbours are joining in Forest March BC, a province-wide day of action calling for an immediate moratorium on old-growth logging and a new sustainable management plan for B.C forests that benefits forest workers.”
Anderson explains that B.C needs “equitable, nature-based and resilient community-first forestry management to provide more jobs with value-added manufacturing.”
The march will take place this Friday from 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm at the 17th Street Bridge in Courtenay.