Sometimes good things require a little perseverance. National parks are one of those things.
Right now the Canadian government is finally ready to move forward on establishing a national park in the South Okanagan Similkameen region, but the BC government is standing in the way.
The South Okanagan Similkameen is a very special place. This arid landscape contains Canada’s only pocket desert where cacti, canyon wrens and sage thrashers flourish. Unfortunately, rapid development is encroaching on this endangered ecosystem every day and if we don’t act now we will have lost the chance to protect this fragile place.
Please write to B.C. Premier Christy Clark and Prime Minister Stephen Harper. Your e-mail doesn’t have to be long, just heartfelt. Let these decision makers know your thoughts on the importance of establishing a national park in B.C.’s South Okanagan-Similkameen. Recent polling shows that local residents support a national park by a ratio of over two to one (63% in favour vs 26% opposed).
Thank you for taking the time to write – together our voices make a difference.