The hundred-year-old trees are the subject of an awareness campaign in the Tri-Cities

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Sunday (November 28, 2021) is known as Lost Cash Day, and one group is hoping the public can support their advocacy for the province to enact promised law.

An environmental group that has long called for the protection of endangered plant and animal species in British Columbia is set to raise its voice once again this weekend.

Wondrous Tree Fellowship – formerly known as PoCo Heritage Trees – hopes the public can understand the need to preserve old-growth trees and forests through a series of events scheduled for tomorrow (November 28) at the offices of politicians in Tri -City.

Campaigners are holding these pop-ups in recognition of what’s known as Lost Species Day, a “Day of Remembrance” for lost animals, plants, crops and ecosystems – officially commemorated around the world on Tuesday, November 30 .

Spokeswoman Nancy Furness explains, in a statement to News from the three cities, the group calls on the provincial government to pass a law on endangered species, created jointly with the federal government in 2005.

In April 2019, Prime Minister John Horgan pushed back on the NDP’s plan to activate it in 2020, citing: “There is no significant endangered species legislation on the agenda for the foreseeable future here in British Columbia “.

“We will take an oath to fight to protect other species that are currently threatened or endangered with extinction, and we will celebrate the incredible diversity of plant and animal life that survives in the province,” Furness said of the Day of lost species, explaining that the event is to honor the experiences and practices related to the testimony of such biological losses.

According to Wondrous Tree Fellowship, over 1,300 plant and animal species are considered endangered while 1,000 others meet classification requirements, but are not included.

“Despite our advertising as ‘Super-Natural, British Columbia’, we are failing to protect the myriad of species that inhabit the province’s many ecosystems, from the coast to mountain peaks and prairies to old growth forests. , with worrying consequences for biodiversity, ”Furness adds.

“Species protection is left to a patchwork of difficult-to-administer regulations with many loopholes.”

Hoping to get its message across, Wondrous Tree Fellowship has announced it will host four “public art exhibitions” depicting species extinction at the four constituency offices of Tri-Cities MPs.

This includes (in order of scheduled appearances):

  • Port Coquitlam MPP Mike Farnworth
    • 10 a.m. to 10.45 a.m.
    • # 107A 2748 Lougheed Road.
  • Fin Donnelly, Member of Parliament for Coquitlam-Burke Mountain
    • 11 a.m. to 11:45 a.m.
    • 510-2950 Glen Drive
  • Selina Robinson, MP for Coquitlam-Maillardville
    • from noon to 12:45 p.m.
    • # 102-1108 Austin Ave.
  • Rick Glumac, MP for Port Moody-Coquitlam
    • 1 p.m. to 1:45 p.m.
    • 2708 Saint-Jean Street

The group must wear costumes, hold up signs and pictures of plants and animals during the demonstrations.

If he plans to attend, the public is asked to wear masks and use hand sanitizer.

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