Thank you to everyone who has signed so far! We are now reaching for 2000 signatures and we think we can do it! Please share as much as you can. And remember there is a paper copy at Kelly's Health Shop if people cannot sign online. We have also started a federal petition - online - and so please sign both as they're going to different levels of government. Many thanks!
To: Western Forest Products, local gov't, Ministry of Forests & Environment
Pesticide Free Powell River
Stop the use of (systemic) pesticides, as well as manual removal means, to destroy forest biodiversity! Our forests need deciduous trees and shrubs to provide water filtration, air quality, habitat and food for wildlife. Pesticide users tend to overlook the widespread ramifications of using these products on human and environmental health and only narrow in on their goal to produce and protect their timber interests. Ironically they are destroying the immune system of the very forests they are trying to grow for timber production! This is very short-sighted and it needs to stop. Now. We DO NOT CONSENT to any pesticide spraying in our region.
Why is this important?
There is no greater time to protect our HEALTH and IMMUNITY by protecting our surrounding ecosystem! Our watersheds will be directly affected by pesticides residues and reduction of forest undergrowth. Their stated "safety practices" are anything but when you look at the bigger picture. We need to protect out forest, water and health! We won't get a second chance.
How it will be delivered
by email to various levels of government.