More Information About FraserFEST 2018
FraserFEST honours our watersheds with a series of river adventures and community dinners.
FraserFEST 2018 is marking the RSBC’s 22nd anniversary by increasing the number of people we get out on the water, thereby increasing their watershed awareness and appreciation.
FraserFEST 2018 aims to increase the number of wild salmon constituents and advocates in BC by connecting them to nature while encouraging them to commit to Watershed CPR (conservation, protection and restoration).
FraserFEST raises awareness, educates and inspires action; by:
- Connecting people with their rivershed through rafting, paddling, cycling, walking and community dinners.
- Teaching people about salmon and watersheds.
- Encouraging people to commit to Watershed CPR (conserve, protect and restore) by taking the Watershed Pledge; implementing watershed projects in schools; companies adopting best watershed practices; cities signing the Fraser River Proclamation; and First Nations signing the ‘Save the Fraser’ Declaration.
- Demonstrating watershed leadership by highlighting those who commit to Watershed CPR.
- 11 community dinners in towns and cities along the Fraser River
- 4 rafting trips in the Fraser Canyon
- 7 canoeing trips on the Lower Fraser River
- 4 group cycling events
- 6 eco-tours
- FraserFEST media and outreach campaign
- Engagement tools: Watershed Pledge (Fraser Proclamation, ‘Save the Fraser Declaration’)
- FraserFEST promotional video
FraserFEST will be measured by:
- 5,000+ people participating in 32 events along and on the Fraser River.
- People enjoying 4 Fraser Canyon rafting trips.
- People enjoying 7 Lower Fraser River voyageur canoeing trips.
- People taking part in 4 group cycling trips.
- People taking part in 6 eco-tours.
- 5,000+ unique on-line visits to www.FraserFEST.ca.
- Hundreds of engaged citizens taking the Watershed Pledge.
- Dozens of municipalities signing the Fraser Proclamation*.
- Dozens of First Nations signing the ‘Save the Fraser’ Declaration*.
- Dozens of businesses committing to adopt best management watershed practises.
- Dozens of schools committing to implement watershed projects.
- Capturing media attention before, during and after FraserFEST.
- Starting thousands of conversations about how people can improve salmon, watershed and Fraser River health.
- Increasing the profile of RSBC’s Sustainable Living Leadership Program.
- Growing exposure to Fraser River stewardship groups through a FraserFEST promotional film.
FraserFEST is managed by:
- RSBC Board of Directors
- FraserFEST Steering Committee
- FraserFEST Contractors (Fraser River Raft Expeditions, Voyageur Adventures, River Voices Productions, Grow Creative, In-House Media & Marketing)
FraserFEST aims to involve:
- Deportment of Fisheries & Oceans Canada, Coast Guard, RCMP & local police
- Fraser River First Nations (Xat’sull, Kwantlen, Kwikwetlem, Musqueam Indian Band)
- BC Ministry of Environment
- Regional Districts: RDBN, FFGRD, CRD, TNRD, FVRD & Metro Vancouver (Experience the Fraser)
- Fraser River municipalities
- Elected officials (MPs, MLAs, Mayors & Councillors, Chiefs, Trustees & Park Commissioners)
- Labour organizations (CUPE, UFCW)
- Community Service Clubs (Rotary)
- Fraser River NGOs & Stewardship Groups (Outdoor Recreation Council of BC, Rivers Chair-Mark Angelo, Fraser Riverkeepers, Fraser Basin Council, Fraser River Discovery Centre, Canadian Freshwater Alliance, Canadian Heritage Rivers Board, Outdoor Recreation Council of BC, Environmental Educators of BC/Environmental Education Provincial Specialist Association, Sustainability Network, Watershed Watch Salmon Society, David Suzuki Foundation, World Wildlife Fund, Nature Trust, T. Buck Suzuki Foundation, Fraser Headwaters Alliance, Recycling and Environmental Action Planning Society, Quesnel River Watershed Alliance, Baker Creek Enhancement Society, Cariboo Chilcotin Conservation Society, Scout Island Nature Centre, Potato House Sustainable Community Society, Lillooet Naturalists Society, Fraser Valley Regional Watersheds Coalition, Langley Environmental Partners Society, Alouette River Management Society, Kanaka Education & Environmental Partnership Society, Burns Bog Conservation Society, VAPOR)
- Scientists, Academics & Media
- Fraser River Elementary, Middle & High Schools, Universities & Colleges (teachers & students)
- Fraser River Recreational clubs (paddle clubs, swim clubs, etc.)
We look forward to partnering with you!