A Weekend in the Wild 🐾

Join us for a weekend in the wild On Saturday, September 10 at 10 am, in collaboration with the Central Kootenay Invasive Species Society we will be learning how to weave with the inert leaves of invasive yellow flag iris along the shores of Kootenay Lake in beautiful Nelson B.C. This is a free event, but registration is required. There are only a few spaces remaining. Register now to secure your…

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We’re hiring: Research and Engagement Coordinator

Title: Research and Engagement Coordinator Start Date: No later than October 17th, 2022 Terms: Full-time, 40 hours per week, 1 year contract with possibility to extend; $41,600-45,500 annually (dependent on experience) Location: Remote; any location in BC, West Kootenay location preferred Job description Neighbours United, (formerly known as West Kootenay EcoSociety) is a non-profit…

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Fighting the Good Fight: Save the Argenta Face

Photo courtesy of Arlo Bryn-Thorn As of Tuesday, July 19th, the 17 members of the Argenta Face community and Last Stand West Kootenay group that were arrested in May, in addition to two elders that were arrested in June appeared at their court hearing in Nelson, BC. RCMP begin removing Meghan Beatty, one of two women who chained themselves on the Salisbury FSR to protest logging on May 17, 2022.…

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We need your help! Join our bioblitz in an at-risk area

We're hosting two bioblitz field trips this summer. Join your neighbours to learn about the threatened ecosystems and identify plant and animals at-risk in the West Kootenays. 1) Grohman Narrows Provincial Park is a treasured wild space that may be at-risk of industrial development. Join us on August 7th at 11am near Nelson 2) Proposed Zincton Resort Development is home to animals like the…

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Local Businesses tell MLAs to Defend Old Growth Forests

On Tuesday, March 29, 2022, we sent Premier, John Horgan, and elected officials a letter urging the government to make good on campaign promises and to protect our last remaining old-growth forests. More than 50 Kootenays-based businesses signed the letter in support. The signed businesses are in Castlegar, Fruitvale, Kootenay Bay, Nelson, New Denver, Rossland, Salmo, and Trail and are in…

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Misconceptions about Zincton All-Seasons Resort

We’re concerned people like you and local communities are being misled. The developer continues to use misleading claims and images to promote the Zincton All-Seasons Resort as an environmentally and community friendly project. In discussions with people in local communities, local environmental scientists and wildlife biology experts, it’s clear there is a lot of confusion and misinformation…

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