Upcoming Stakeholders’ Meeting

Dec. 15, 2012

SEA TO SKY REGION– The Sea to Sky Clean Air Society (SSCAS), with the support of the Ministry of Environment, will be hosting a meeting for stakeholders of a new Burning and Smoke Control Strategic Framework for the Sea to Sky  / Howe Sound Airshed.  The meeting is scheduled for Wednesday January 9th at Totem Hall, Squamish.

Stakeholders will: 1) review regional policies related to burning and smoke control; 2) discuss opportunities and obstacles related to effective waste management of industrial and residential wood residues and biomass; and 3) make recommendations for harmonizing policies and improving burning practices. Our aim is to collaboratively develop a framework that will help protect air quality, reduce emissions and improve waste management to the benefit of all in the Sea to Sky / Howe Sound Airshed. This framework will be a tool to guide burning practices, minimize smoke and emissions, and encourage better waste management practices where industrial and residential wood wastes and biomass are concerned.

Please contact Kim Slater, SSCAS Executive Director, if you wish to attend the meeting or contribute to the development of the framework. Questions are also welcome. 604-698-7697 // seatoskycleanair [AT] gmail.com