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Show reveals secrets of Clayoquot Sound

Rainforest qualities unique but under threat
Show reveals secrets of Clayoquot Sound

Friends of Clayoquot Sound are on their way to Powell River. Dan Lewis and Bonny Glambeck of Tofino are touring British Columbia’s coastal communities with a presentation called Secrets of Clayoquot Sound, to draw attention to the need to protect the area’s rare temperate rainforests.

Sierra Club Malaspina will host an evening event on Wednesday, April 13, when the pair, who are seasoned naturalists and expedition sea kayakers, will share stories about their many adventures at home in Clayoquot Sound, and show images from some of BC’s leading outdoor photographers.

“People believe the Clayoquot Sound UNESCO Biosphere Reserve is a park,” said Glambeck. “However, it is not. Not only is there continued cutting of Clayoquot’s magnificent ancient forests, now Imperial Metals wants to put in an open-pit copper mine.”

Readers are invited to join Lewis and Glambeck for an unforgettable journey through the natural beauty and splendor of Clayoquot Sound. The ecology of the region’s globally significant rainforests, and the industrial threats to that ecology will be revealed.

“Clayoquot’s forests store more carbon per hectare than almost any other forest on Earth,” said Lewis. “There are ways forward that can protect the forests while supporting healthy communities.”

The show begins at 7:30 pm at Trinity Hall, United Church, 4440 Michigan Avenue. Doors open at 7 pm and refreshments will be provided. Admission is by donation.

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