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