We'd love you to JOIN US
YES we need your help!
We have many specific groups working to stop TMX : the Community Nest Finders, Adopt a Pipeline, the Prayer Circle and the Tree Support are looking for members and are ready to train you.
Even though construction has been stalled near our tree-sit, the fight is far from over. We are not quitting until TMX packs up and goes home, and to do that we need YOU!
Let us know how you'd like to help :
- be available to show up in case of a raid (action alert team)
- monitor work sites, walking sections of the pipeline route (joining Adopt a Pipeline)
- bring food, water, batteries to the tree sit AND climbers who are up for taking a turn in the tree fort! (joining TREE SUPPORT)
- journalists able to get our story some coverage
- able to broadcast to networks on social media or help with webpage (MEDIA TEAM)
- join the PRAYER CIRCLE and be a part of peaceful, direct action
- join the COMMUNITY BIRD NEST FINDERS and help protect our winged friends
- write letters to papers and MPs
- show up for sign waving and tours etc
- able to take on leadership roles
- help with legal campaigns and/or fundraisers
- other ideas welcome!
The PRAYER CIRCLE and COMMUNITY NEST FINDING NETWORK have been very active in stopping TMX and in bringing much needed publicity to what is happening.
Without their dedicated efforts the hummingbird nests would NOT have been properly documented and their destruction would have been complete. As it is, Colony Farm and other areas are still at risk, and we are busy building a cross-province network to protect ALL nests and call TMX to account for all the damage it is doing.
The Prayer Circle Direct Action Group
is dedicated to supporting and/or participating in peaceful direct action that blocks the construction of the TransMountain Pipeline Expansion (TMX), (whether as a non-arrestable sources of support, or willing to risk arrest). We meet regularly outside and online for prayer, ceremony, song & action. The Prayer Circle Direct Action Group is an affinity group within PPSTMX.
as well as these groups, we are always on the lookout for support with:
- website design
- social media
- press release writers and editors
- action and event coordinators
- and more!
Adopt a PIPELINE
Through the Adopt-a-Pipeline campaign we are inviting people to 'adopt' a one kilometre section of the proposed TMX pipeline route through the Lower Mainland. Once a section has been chosen, we ask that you go out on the route as often as you are comfortable doing so. Some people go out several times a week, while others only once or twice a month. While on the route, you will be looking for any signs of preparation for construction or actual work being done. New survey markers, spray paint on roads, tree tags, fencing, security guards etc are all common indicators that pipeline work is progressing. While tree cutting and brush clearing in Burnaby has been temporarily halted, we must remain vigilant as it may start up again anytime. We need to be able to have a good sense of the amount and type of work that is being done in order to be able to respond to it in a timely fashion. We are also always on the watch for wildlife that may be impacted, especially nesting birds.
Adopt-a-Pipeline surveillance team members share their findings through photographs and short written reports on an encrypted platform. We have a number of people going out, but always need more. It is a great way to get outside into the natural world and feel like you are making a difference.
CNFN: The Community Nest Finding Network
is a grassroots, collaborative, volunteer network aiming to protect birds along the proposed TransMountain pipeline Expansion route. Our nest-finding and documentation of Anna's Hummingbird nests has successfully stopped Trans Mountain's destructive work alongside the Brunette River Conservation Area.
We have recently received and responded to requests from across the province to expand our network into Stó:lō, Nlaka'pamux, and Secwepemc lands & waters. The CNFN has so far been centered on the unceded lands and waters of the Tsleil-Waututh, Qayqayt, Musqueam, Katzie, Kwikwitlem, Kwantlen & Squamish (so called Burnaby, Coquitlam, Surrey, New Westminster).
Want to be a climber or deliver food or supplies to our TREE SITTERS?
Once you fill in your form and contact us, you will be invited to join us on a Saturday tour to the tree-sit (see Events page) where we can arrange to show you the ropes (literally!) If Saturdays don't work for you please let us know and we will make other arrangements to suit your schedule. Training for climbers happens pretty often, and does not require previous climbing experience, although it IS helpful.