Point Roberts Conservation Society
PO Box 675
Point Roberts, WA 98281-0675
Suzanne Rosser, Treasurer,
PH: 360/945-0418

Press Interviews:
Michael Rosser
PH: 604/813-7515



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BOARD OFFICERS:


Michael Rosser

Suzanne Rosser

Directors:
Carol Clark
Officers:

Steven Wolff

Craig Jacks

Armene Belless 

 


LINKS:
Lily Point Defenders
Nature Vancouver
The Nature Conservancy
The SeaDoc Society


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Order The People of Cascadia

direct from author:    
http://www.peopleofcascadia.com/





Tracing Our Past -
A Heritage Guide to Boundary Bay
by Anne Murray
with photographs by David Blevins





A Nature Guide to Boundary Bay
by Anne Murray
with photographs by David Blevins


Buy both of these books direct from author: 
http://www.natureguidesbc.com/about_us.html

Anne Murray's letter to the Whatcom County Hearing Examiner

Published on Tue, Jul 27, 2010
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I am totally opposed to a 103 home housing development on Lily Point, Point Roberts. It is adjacent to the Lily Point Marine Reserve that was protected with much effort and input from so many people on both sides of the border. Many Canadians, including our family, donated to the cause which was achieved through terrific partnerships with US government branches and private donors. How the protection of this highly significant area in the Boundary Bay watershed can now be threatened by housing developments is extraordinary. Whatcom County planning department should rethink its position on this.

As the author of two books on the Boundary Bay watershed and its natural and human history, I can definitely say that Lily Point is NOT insignificant and in fact has extremely high ecological significance. The use of the area by Bald Eagles for roosting and nesting is well known by birders and local residents. Great Blue Herons, Red-tailed Hawks, Turkey Vultures, Cooper’s Hawks and other bird species are often observed there. Furthermore, I note that “song birds have been identified as being present in this area” and that is somehow dismissed as an important feature in the County’s “determination of non-significance”. In fact, both migratory and resident song birds and other passerines use the area to a significant extent. Human intrusions, particularly in the form of pet cats and glass windows, contribute enormously to the death of songbirds across the continent, and this would be the fate of many Lily Point songbirds if homes were to be built within this natural area. It is these constant degradations and whittling away of habitats, particularly those adjacent to protected areas, that destroy the fabric of nature in the world. In addition there are many other concerns regarding storm water management, increased traffic, etc., that I will leave for others to discuss.

Please do everything you can to prevent this unsuitable decision being made, and turn down the proposal for the 103 lot housing development.

Anne Murray
info@natureguidesbc.com

Anne Murray
Nature Guides BC
Delta
Tel. 604 943 4460
Tel./Fax 604 943 0273
www.natureguidesbc.com


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Stop the KRPI AM Radio Towers

The proposed Radio Tower site is not consistent with the Point Roberts Character Plan and it is only 330 meters (1,080 feet) from the border.

PRCS News

PRCS Benefit Walk in Pictures

Although the weather started out cloudy with drizzles, The Point Roberts Conservation Society Benefit Walk turn out to be a beautiful day.

History of the Point Roberts Conservation Society

In 1988, a small group of concerned and dedicated neighbors, led by Larry and Aileen Crosetti, banded together to fight the proposed commercial development of Lily Point by Welsh Development Inc. The plan was to develop 132 acres of the former Alaska Packers Association (APA) property to create “The Resort at Lily Point,” consisting of a 72 room hotel, 18 hole golf course, three story 94 unit condominium, and 47 single family residential lots.

Anne Murray's letter to the Whatcom County Hearing Examiner

I am totally opposed to a 103 home housing development on Lily Point, Point Roberts. How the protection of this highly significant area in the Boundary Bay watershed can now be threatened by housing developments is extraordinary.

Lily Point Walk Benefit - August 22, 2010

Come spend the day and walk with us through Chelhtenem an ancestral power spot at the center of the Salish Sea. As the last warm summer month lingers, experience and explore the bluffs and beaches where eagles fly, whales swim and native tribes gathered and celebrated over 9,000 years of history.

Status Update

On Monday June 28 PRCS filed its appeal of the Point Roberts Beach Club DNS.