Rivershed’s work on Watershed CPR (Connect. Protect. Restore.) is getting global attention. We recently accepted an invitation to become an Actor in the #GenerationRestoration movement, driving positive changes on the ground through ecosystem restoration initiatives! The UN Decade on Ecosystem Restoration (UN Decade) is a rallying call for the protection and revival of ecosystems all around the world, for the benefit of people and nature. This position with the UN Decade directly aligns with Rivershed’s goals to connect a movement to protect 30% and restore 2.4% of the Fraser Watershed by 2030.
Led by the United Nations Environment Programme and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, The UN Decade is building a strong, broad-based global movement to ramp up restoration and put the world on track for a sustainable future.
To some, a decade may sound like a long time. But science tells us this decade matters most in our fight against climate change. Reviving hundreds of millions of hectares across terrestrial and marine ecosystems is a daunting task. It cannot be met by any one entity alone.
As an Actor in the UN Decade on Ecosystem Restoration, our role is to help ‘prevent, halt and reverse the degradation of ecosystems worldwide’. One of the ways we are doing this is by collaborating with First Nations and agricultural landholders to restore portions of private land adjacent to waterways within the Fraser Watershed through the Foodlands Corridor Restoration Program.
Rivershed is connecting a movement across the Fraser Watershed to amplify and elevate protection and restoration efforts and facilitate connections between regional collaborators.