Dan Lewis is a founding director of Clayoquot Action.
It has been a fantastic first year for Clayoquot Action! Quite a whirlwind of a year—from the start-up in spring right through to the Clayoquot Summer 20 Years After fall tour. At year’s end, our infrastructure is up and running, including a small office in Tofino. Ready now for some quiet time by the woodstove to rest, reflect, and celebrate—and to get stoked for all the possibilities the New Year will bring!
Highlights of 2013 included hosting Alexandra Morton and Twyla Roscovich on their Salmon Confidential tour, organizing the Imperial Metals AGM rally with the Wilderness Committee, presenting a total of twenty two ’20 Years After’ shows to almost twelve hundred people, and organizing logistics for the Greenpeace Rainbow Warrior’s Tofino visit.
Our first Annual Report synopsizes all this and more in a beautiful format featuring photos by Sander Jain, and Leanne Hodges’ incredible Clayoquot Wolf painting. Click here to view or download the report.
Clayoquot Action was able to utilize the 20th anniversary of the Clayoquot Summer 1993 mass protests to highlight the fact that Clayoquot is not just about logging any more—mining, salmon farming and oil tankers also put Vancouver Island’s last great rainforest at risk. Four thousand Clayoquot Action postcards with this message were mailed to Canada’s Prime Minister!
You might want to check out the following links to some media highlights:
CFRO Vancouver Co-op Radio Redeye interview with Dan Lewis. (August 24—starts at 08:22)
We’re going into the New Year feeling strong and more determined than ever to see Clayoquot Sound remain wild and free! Thank you for supporting Clayoquot Action’s work.