• Thursday , 1 December 2022

Demonstrators gather to show tree lives matter

Close to 30 communities in B.C. participated in the third annual Forest March BC demonstration today. While some communities organized art installations, sit-ins, rallies, ski-ins, letter writing bees, webinars, banner drops, MLA office demonstrations, or multiple actions, here in Peachland a demonstration was held along the highway in front of the IGA. Rochelle McFarlane (right) led the event with a land acknowledgement and a blessing. Some of the demonstrators sang along with drummers, who began shortly after noon.

 

 

 

The goal of Forest March BC is to unite communities across the province around sustainable, community-first approaches to forestry management. The event in Peachland was hosted by the Peachland Watershed Protection Alliance, a local activist group whose efforts are focused on restricting industrial activities in the community watershed.

 

“BC FORESTS WORTH MORE STANDING – TREES LIVES MATTER” read one sign.

 

Some vehicles driving by honked to demonstrate their support./Photos Joanne Layh

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