Jack bought his Peachland home some 40 years ago. Both his sons, now 33 and 30, were born at the Kelowna General Hospital. He has made Peachland his principal residence. A few years ago, Jack learned the 50% of the Peachland watersheds were under clear-cut licensing. This was of fundamental concern to Jack with respect to safe drinking water. Such clear-cutting motivated him to become a member of the Peachland Watershed Protection Alliance.
PWPA is proud that , as a member attending the sharing circle on world water day 2019 up at the Headwaters Lakes with Okanagan Nation Alliance, Jack was the first participant to call for a moratorium on clear cut logging in our watershed for our grand children’s grandchildren. He was promptly supported by syilx elders.
And when Jack sat as vice chair of the Healthy Watershed Committee it was his motion to send a pause letter to Minister of Forests, Doug Donaldson, this was supported unanimously and eventually accepted by mayor and council and then sent out to MFLNROROD.
Jack is currently the Chair of PWPA.