The Lily Point Defenders held a Green Resolution Summit on a beautiful sunny afternoon and evening at Point Roberts last Saturday. An eclectic mix of speakers gave their views on environmental topics. These ranged from local efforts to address negative ecological effects of port development to recent air-borne research into melting of the permafrost in Barrow, Alaska. Refreshments were served outside, overlooking the waters of the Georgia Strait and the J-pod orcas put in an appearance. They were far offshore but we could see their fins. Apparently some of the pod came closer later on, but by then we were back inside, watching films created by Jeff Butts, one of the summit organizers. His videos included a cameo of bald eagles with music background and a piece about last year’s celebration of the park purchase at Lily Point.
It was good to get together with people from both sides of the border who share common goals of protecting the environment.
Cycling home to Tsawwassen at dusk I enjoyed the call of the Swainson’s Thrush in the woods along Tyee Road.