ADVOCACY is activity by an individual or group that aims to influence decisions within political, economic, and social institutions.
Advocacy includes activities and publications to influence public policy, laws and budgets by using facts, their relationships, the media, and messaging to educate government officials and the public.
Advocacy can include many activities that a person or organization undertakes, including media campaigns, public speaking, commissioning and publishing research,
PWPA advocates by engaging local, provincial and federal governments, residents of Peachland, and industry officials to inform them of the impacts of the ongoing threats in our watershed, and to lobby for a fully protected watershed like Vancouver and Victoria already enjoy.
Information is one of our tools, as is helping people experience the benefits and values of the watershed, including our drinking water source, but so much more.
- Presentations to Peachland Council and provincial government bodies for legislative changes
- Building coalitions with other communities
- Filing actions with Forestry Practices Board
- Collaborating with First Nations communities
Recent Reports and Submissions
If you’d like to learn more about Peachland’s water source, the watershed, our wildlife, rare birds such as the northern pygmy owl, endangered native plant species, or just want to get to know our forest, give us a shout contact us here.