Proud Supporter of the Future of Howe Sound Society

Squamish Harbour is a proud supporter of the Future of Howe Sound Society and their efforts. http://futureofhowesound.org

The Future of Howe Sound Society is a not-for-profit organization committed to the conservation and stewardship of Howe Sound for current and future generations.

To achieve this overarching vision the society follows three guiding principles:

Environmental ConservationEconomic SustainabilityLivabilityHowe Sound is a unique, wild environment bordering a significant urban centre. Our goal is to foster the ongoing resurgence of the natural marine and terrestrial environment in Howe Sound region.Howe Sound offers considerable potential for sustainable economic growth in sectors such as tourism, fishing & recreational pursuits. Fostering economic activity that is sympathetic to the wild nature of the Sound should be a keystone of any long term plan for the area.Metro Vancouver is one of the globally acknowledged “best places to live”. Our objective is to ensure Howe Sound is a place people will want to live and visit for generations to come.

The Society’s vision grew from a realization that there is no single, long term, land management plan covering the communities and waters of Howe Sound. Instead there is a patchwork of municipalities and communities each with their own plans, tied together only by their geography. There is a need to encourage communication and co-operation between these bodies in order to develop a regional vision for Howe Sound.

Howe Sound is only now recovering from a legacy of industrial misuse. The clean up and recovery has taken decades. The objective if the FHSS is to encourage the development of an integrated, sustainable land and water management plan for Howe Sound which takes into account the overlapping principles of environmental protection, livability and economic sustainability. 

Boating Protest to Protect Howe Sound

Sun, Jun 30 – More than a hundred vessels headed out to McNabb Creek today to protest a number of controversial development proposals, which they say would do irreparable harm to the environment and the local industry. Darlene Heidemann has details.