Ken Farquharson

We deeply regret the loss of our friend and colleague, Ken Farquharson who died at Victoria General Hospital in Victoria, B.C. on August 8th, 2021, at 86 years of age. Ken worked right up to his death, trying to solve the last pieces of the Skagit Donut Hole puzzle to ensure the preservation of the Skagit River watershed in B.C. His work will continue with the help of many individuals inspired…

Mike Harcourt and Ken Farquharson: It’s time to finish saving the Skagit

Vancouver, The Province Newspaper, July 18, 2020 https://tinyurl.com/y3syjwja . "Imperial Metals — which brought us the Mount Polley tailings dam collapse — owns the Giant Copper mineral claims in the upper Skagit. Since 2016 the Skagit Environmental Endowment Commission (SEEC), established under the Skagit River Treaty, has sought to retire these tenures, but so far without success." >…

Guest Post from Ken Farquharson, former SEEC Commissioner

Guest Post from Ken Farquharson, former SEEC Commissioner A writer asked what BC can do to save our whales. The orcas prime food is chinook salmon. The federal government has recently taken steps to provide more chinook to the orcas through closure of some local recreational fisheries. Washington State has established the Puget Sound Partnership with the objective of reducing pollution in…

April 1973 Seattle Wants to Raise the Ross Dam!

April 1973 Watergate is all over the news. Its 10 years before the first commercially available cellular phone. Roe vs Wade. The last US soldier leaves Vietnam. The Godfather wins best picture. The World Trade Centre opens up with a ribbon cutting ceremony. Federal Express (Fedex) begins operations with 14 small planes in Memphis, nice golf shoes were on sale for $9.99... This New York Times…

April 1973, The New York Times

From April 1973, The New York Times "Up to now Seattle's dams have backed up little water into Canada but now the city wants to raise the height of its newest dam—Ross Dam, 125 feet to an elevation of 1,725 feet. This would create a new lake in Canada with a shoreline of 20.9 miles. The proposal has now kindled a major international environmental confrontation. “The last thing in the…

Silverdaisy Mountain, in the Donut Hole

What's a Donut Hole? In the '80's when the Manning Park boundary lines were re-drawn, this area including Silver Daisy was left out of the park because of mining interests on this mountain. On the one side is Manning Park and on the other is Skagit Valley Provincial Park. A company called Imperial Metals currently owns most of the mining tenures in this 'donut hole' of unprotected land. If…

Media

Contact Info EMAIL media@skagiteec.org SOCIAL MEDIA Facebook   |   Twitter   |   Instagram   |   Vimeo   |   LinkedIn In the News Lately Dec 4, 2019 BC Govt News Release Govt announces logging ban in the Silverdaisy 'Donut Hole' May 12, 2019 The Seattle Times Op-Ed Tribes and First Nations say no to gold mining in Skagit River headwaters April 23,…