In the fall of 1997 a dozen people met on Quadra Island. They discussed their concerns over numerous environmental issues on and around the island and how best to get more people involved with the issues. It was felt that we needed a stronger environmental voice and after some research decided that the Sierra Club of BC, with its combination of activism, lobbying, respectability, and longevity matched our interests and criteria. So in February of 1988 our group was formed and since that time we have been involved in a wide range of issues.
Sierra Quadra works to protect and complete Quadra Island's parks; protect the Bute Watershed from unbridled power develoment and water extraction projects; and educate Quadra Islanders about sustainable living through our acclaimed film and speakers events. Our Great Annual Beach Clean-up has been running for sixteen years and has become a fixture on the island.
Watch the presentation, The Energy Sustainability Dilemma, given by David Hughes, at the April 2012 Sustainable Living Fair.
About the Executive Committee
The group's activities are organized and conducted by a volunteer executive committee.
- Currently have 6 members.
- Meet once a month to organize our public meetings and to develop our campaigns on particular issues.
- All Sierra Club members are welcome to attend executive meetings.