You have an opportunity to help set precedent for river conservation in Canada
The Columbia Wetlands are one of the world’s living treasures. They are at the source of the Columbia River—the largest river flowing into the Pacific Ocean in North America. The Columbia Wetlands are the life support system for hundreds of thousands of birds, fish, reptiles, amphibians and mammals.
Please, take a few minutes right now (deadline for comments is May 1) to send a quick email to Transport Canada in support of pending regulation, establishing a 20 hp limit for boats on the main channel of the upper Columbia River through the Columbia Wetlands Wildlife Management Area (CWWMA), designed to protect the environment, wildlife and wildlife habitat in this world renown protected area.
The first two parts of the regulation were passed in 2009, designating the wetland portion of the CWWMA as non-motorized and eliminating waterskiing and wake-boarding from the main channel of the upper Columbia River. This proposed regulation is a hard fought compromise, the result of over 16 years of work and the first time the Canada Shipping Act has been used for environmental protection. The opposition is well-funded and against any constraints on jet skis and jet boats.
Please take a few minutes right now to send in your comments.