Happy birthday, FarmWatch BC!

Today, January 16, 2014, farmer Ray Galawan updated the sign protesting inappropriate fill being dumped into a road being built on a Finn Road farm. Notice the number: it is Day 365. A year!Ray Galawan at Finn Road

Sometimes a picture plus a dozen words really is worth a thousand and twelve words.

The fill is still where it was, but the dumping has stopped too, and Richmond soon passed a bylaw to help prevent dumping on farmland in future.

FarmWatch Day 365

The eloquent picture to celebrate the effective protest is from the FarmWatch BC site, courtesy of Erika Koenig-Workman. That sign has been there all along, and each day the day number gets updated.

Garden City Conservation was happy to be involved from before the beginning, starting on January 5, 2013.  We later spread the news with two articles:

After that, the FarmWatch BC blog was prolific for months, so we’ve been able to sit back and admire. We just offer the occasional encouraging word.

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