In the early 1980s plans were discussed to open a landfill site in Blewett. Many residents objected to this idea and felt a need, since there are no zoning bylaws, to respond with a strong voice. Hence the Blewett Conservation Society was formed.
The Blewett Conservation Society’s mandate is to keep a close watch on any ‘influences and actions’ that might have an impact on the Blewett community, in the areas of: the environment, watersheds, and the community at large. The BCS advocates for the community, and involves the whole community through public meetings and educational outreach.
What We've Achieved
- Successfully lobbying against a proposed dump site
- Reviewing and commenting on proposed mining activities
- Rallying against wood waste burning beside 49Creek
- Initiating water testing in Kootenay River at Taghum Beach Regional Park
- Rallying to keep farm land within the ALR
- Protecting turtle habitat at Grohman Narrows
- Building community connection through Garden Tours
- Public talk and discussion with Corky Evans, MLA, Jim Gouk, MP and provincial mining inspector
- Public forum and discussion with the candidates for Director, RDCK Area E