Guest Speakers: AGM & Panel Discussion, Sun. Feb. 19,2017

The Annual General Meeting of Comox Valley Nature will be held on February 19 at 7:00 pm sharp in the Florence Filberg Centre. The AGM will feature a panel discussion consisting of four well-known environmentalists from the Comox Valley. The title of the discussion is “Conservation and Sustainability to 2030,” and the Panelists will address the question “Where do we expect environmental concerns to be 13 years from now in the Comox Valley.

The panelists are all residents of the Valley, and have many years of conservation experience behind them. They are Tim Ennis, a Conservation Biologist with Comox Valley Land Trust; Jarrett Krentzel, Program Director of Hand-in-Hand Early Years Nature Education; John Tayless, retired Coral Reef Biologist and Past President of North Island College, and Loys Maingon, retired Biologist and the BC Director and Webinar Host of the Canadian Society of Environmental Biologists.

The year 2030 was chosen as it is the target date of the United Nations’ initiative on Sustainable Development Goals, and was meant to provide a time frame to the Panelists. Topics will likely include the expected effects of climate change, our need for reliable drinking water, a vision of sustainable development in the Valley, and protection of our native species and habitats. The Panelists will, however, be free to discuss items they consider important to our Valley in the near Future. If time permits, questions and comments from the audience will be taken. If you care about the Comox Valley, and are concerned about its continued viability and vitality, be sure to attend this meeting.

Meetings and lectures of the Comox Valley Naturalists Society are held on the third Sunday of most months at the Florence Filberg Centre, 411 Anderton Avenue, Courtenay. Meetings and guided walks are open to the public, including children and youth. The panel discussion is free, though a $4 contribution from non-members is appreciated. New memberships are always welcomed.

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