Site C—STOP the dam flood

The Bountiful Peace event in Richmond this week went well, and I like the Peace River Environment Association’s website. However, I’m still trying to get a handle on how to do something successful on this very important issue for both farmland conservation and ecological conservation.

There is an existing logo that works very well on a large banner and could work on road signs:

PVEA stop sign logo

It will also help if there’s a graphic means for campaigners to say a bit more than that does in a more compact way. It needs to be scalable to work at all sizes from a text width of just over 1.5 inches in the Richmond News to the 3-inch diameter of a campaign button to bumper-sticker size to 4-foot by 8-foot billboard size (with the graphic using the left half the width of the billboard). As my mind pondered that, this appeared:

Site C: STOP the dam flood. Keep the Peace Valley.

Copyright © 2015, Garden City Conservation Society, Richmond, B.C.

Of course, people viewing the graphic will often need some explanation, which would appear beside the graphic on a billboard but would require campaign button wearers to respond to questions about the graphic, enabling dialogue. They would explain that a dam at the place near Fort St. John called “Site C” would block the Peace River, causing the river to flood the valley to form a long lake that submerges fertile farmland and forest. Hopefully the message is catchy enough to slightly entertain and to get minds moving with a sense of the conservation perspective.

I will offer this to the main campaigners, since Garden City Conservation is just on the periphery. If they want to use it, they will be welcome to do so, with minimal acknowledgement when the occasion arises.

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