Letters: Symbolism and nature

  • Apr. 7, 2017 1:30 a.m.

Editor, The News:

Re: What coho mean to Spencer Creek (The News, March 24).

The subject of salmon in this province has always been evocative of the history of our creeks and the deep connection between humans and his surroundings.

Spencer Creek is a perfect example of how a small part of B.C. residents, with the will to do so, can bring back life to a previously damaged waterway.

The work and recommendations from the environmental people in city hall has meant that a much higher priority has been given to protecting the Kanaka watershed.

Salmon fisheries up and down the coast, on Vancouver Island, and the Fraser River, over centuries, have been a strong and dominent symbol of the health of the region.

The struggle of life, the return to the place of beginning, and finality of life, and the rebirth of life is represented in Spencer Creek, here, right before our eyes. The same spiritual connections can be easily made with the natural flora and wildlife in our region, our nature, to look after and nourish.

The directors and members of Kanaka Education Environmental Partnership Society recognize that the value of maintaining good, clear water in all the creeks that feed into the Kanaka is of the utmost importance and is a strong measure of how society regards the land that they live on.

KEEPS and its regional partners are dedicated to doing what is possible to protect the values and maintain a healthy Kanaka Creek.

Michael Buckingham

Maple Ridge

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