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THE LAND AND THE WATER
In August of 2020, the PPST resistance to TransMountain began at Holmes Creek in Burnaby, with a 'portaledge' hung up high in magnificent cottonwood trees. A support camp sprang up, and shortly afterwards the original treehouse began to be built. Thanks to the amazing skills of Timothee Govare and his many dedicated assistants, including the climbing crew of Amanda and Kurtis, this beautiful structure was built to protect the delicate Brunette riparian zone. Sadly, in early December 2020, it was raided and there is now barbed wire, security fences, guards, and motion detectors to keep out the local citizens who only want to protect their salmon streams and valuable watersheds.
A short time after the raid, a new tree camp was established at Lost Creek, just 500 m further down the pipeline route. It is visible from the Transcanada Highway and from the Brunette Greenway. This treesit has been fully occupied since December 20, 2020!
TMX poses a direct threat to the Brunette watershed as it crosses through so-called Coquitlam and Burnaby. Heavy machinery, fencing, cameras and security are taking over this area with seemingly very little regard for the irreparable damage being done.
Check out our YOUTUBE channel to learn more and be inspired. There are so many ways to take part!
Our collective action against TMX has taken many forms. However, whether it is building and occupying tree platforms directly on the pipeline route, multi-faith prayer circles at construction worksites, locking onto heavy machinery, or documenting and reporting Trans Mountain environmental, safety and health violations, our actions are centred upon a deep love and gratitude for these sacred lands and waterways. Our actions are peaceful, respectful, and highly effective. Please join us!
ALSO we'd like to amplify the actions of the Indigenous Youth action group: Braided Warriors
Braided Warriors on instagram @BraidedWarriors
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