ECOPEI AGM 2017
Environmental Coalition of PEI AGM postponed from this evening to next Thursday, February 23 at 6:30 p.m at the Haviland Club in Charlottetown.
The first draft of the upcoming Provincial Water Act is due out later this month and the Environmental Coalition of PEI is excited for what it could mean for the Island. A good water act could help to not only conserve our riparian zones, water supply and ecosystems but also enhance and improve our beautiful province.
It is in this spirit that ECOPEI is pleased to invite one and all to our Annual General Meeting on the evening of Thursday, February 23rd from 6:30-8:30 at the Haviland Club, located at the corner of Haviland Street and Water Street in Charlottetown. A short business meeting starts the evening, including election of the 2017 Board of Directors.
At 7 pm there will be informative panel on the first draft of the Provincial Water Act with lots of time for comments, questions and feedback.
Marie Ann Bowden is a former professor of Law at the University of Saskatchewan with specializations in environmental law, public interest advocacy, and water law. She was also chairperson of the Saskatchewan Environmental Assessment Review Commission, co-editor of the Canadian journal of Environmental Law & Policy, and much much more.
Catherine O’Brien is chairperson of the Coalition for the Protection of PEI Water and has been instrumental in their wonderful education and advocacy work concerning Island water issues from deep-well irrigation to water bottle plants to the public consultations on the future Water Act.
Gary Schneider is co-founder and co-chair of ECOPEI as well as founder and manager of the MacPhail Woods Ecological Forestry Project and has lots of on-the-ground experience in Island water issues and environmental restoration. His work has helped to change ecosystems across the Island and improve waterways in all three provincial counties. He is also currently serving on the Multi-Interest Advisory Committee reviewing the federal environmental assessment process.
The evening is a great opportunity to hear about our work at ECOPEI, and hear about important new perspectives on addressing the environmental issues that concern us all.
Admission is free and all are welcome. For more information, see the ECOPEI website, Facebook page, or call Daniel McRae at 902-659-2072. The alternate ‘storm date’ for the event is Feb 23rd.