June 19, 2014

Wacky Blog

Windows Live Writer and my blog that runs on aging Movable Type 2.661 were not playing well together today. I kept getting server error messages when trying to post - and then I saw that there were eight copies of the same post on the blog. Yikes. Deleted seven, and hope things will be back to normal. I really have to update the server software one of these days.

Posted by Paul at 10:38 PM

Kudos to City of Burnaby Enviro Engineering for Spill Response

Kudos to City of Burnaby Environmental Engineering for their swift response after cans of hydraulic fluid fell off a transport truck near the corner of Griffiths and Southpoint. They used sand to soak up fluid and a vactor truck to suck out fluid that made it into the nearby street drain - catch basin. All drains lead directly to local waterways.

Burnaby Now story and video:
http://www.burnabynow.com/news/truck-spills-hydraulic-fluid-in-burnaby-1.1136841

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Posted by Paul at 02:40 PM

June 02, 2014

Nature Photos Near Parksville, Coming Home from SEHAB Meeting

After the SEHAB meeting, I took a few hours to do some shooting around Parksville, including the beaches and Englishman River Falls Provincial Park. I then caught an evening ferry back to the mainland.

Beaches north of Parksville

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Englishman River Falls Provincial Park

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On the ferry heading home

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Posted by Paul at 03:01 PM

SEHAB Meeting in Parksville, BC–Photos

The Salmon Enhancement and Habitat Advisory Board met in Parksville, BC, over the last weekend. We had a Friday Night Forum at which nearly 60 local stewards heard a presentation on the new DFO Fisheries Protection Program. The SEHAB board then met for a full day of working meetings on Saturday, and a half-day on Sunday. I am board Secretary and Chair of the Communication Committee, and I love these opportunities for intensive sharing of knowledge and information about salmon-related stewardship activities from across British Columbia. It's also great to get out of the lower mainland and learn about stewardship projects in other places, and meet the volunteers and local champions who get things done.

Here's some photos of the trip:

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Leaving Horseshoe Bay

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The beautiful BC coast

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Volunteer representatives from across BC hard at work

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A post-dinner walk on the seashore

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Photo: Zo Ann Morten

As the communication guy, I point out that "You are here!" Um, somewhere in
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Posted by Paul at 02:14 PM