BC’s lands minister was in Campbell River yesterday to meet with the Nanwakolas council, but took time to walk the riverside trail.
In a video posted to his social media, Minister Nathan Cullen points out the funding the province has recently provided for restoration projects, including ongoing work at Baikie Island and in the Campbell River estuary.
“We know with the impacts of climate change, the watersheds are what is going to be able to sustain us, and sustain the salmon that support us,” he says. “It’s an incredibly beautiful place I wanted to share with you all this morning, and know that we’re doing the healing work a lot of First Nations talk to us about, and a lot of British Columbians want to see in the work that we’re doing.”
Cullen was in town to meet with the council about the Ha-ma-yas Stewardship Network’s Indigenous Guardians program, which was recently instrumental in helping manage and clean up a diesel fuel spill in the ocean near Sayward.