Defend the Environment
My vision for North Cowichan involves protecting sensitive environmental areas and ensuring we do our part to fight climate change. My priorities are to:
- Update North Cowichan’s award-winning Climate Action & Energy Plan that aims to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in the municipality by 80% by 2050
- Implement North Cowichan’s Bike Network Implementation Guide and continue investments in pedestrian and bicycle-friendly infrastructure including bike lanes, multi-use paths and walkways.
- Develop a new program and policies to prevent toxic algae blooms and nutrient loading into Quamichan Lake
- Explore options to address water quality issues and remove the invasive plant Parrot’s Feather in Somenos Creek
- Advocate senior levels of government to provide infrastructure funding to raise the weir on Cowichan Lake