Posted by: Anne Murray | June 23, 2009

Green Resolution Summit

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.



  1. Thank you Anne,
    Jeff and I would like to thank you for attending and speaking at the Summit. The first annual Green Resolution Summit was a great success and we are looking forward to next year already. The main reason that Jeff, myself and the other organizers worked to put the summit on was to bring people together to bring awareness and education of the beautiful piece of paradise that we live in. We “all” need to be aware that the wildlife, trees, sea and land are in danger of dying if we do not care for them. We humans are not separate from the air we breathe, the water we drink, the land we grow our food. By connecting with Mother Earth and hearing her cries we will leave a beautiful and bountiful place for our children and our children’s children. Get out this summer and go for a walk with your children at Burn’s Bog, Lily Point, Reifel Bird Sanctuary. Take a moment and listen to the sounds, smell the air, connect with nature and she will connect with you.

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