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.
We need more reinforcements to make it through this week. Can you help?
We are not quitting until TMX packs up and goes home, so we need YOU!
Here are some ideas (September 27, 2021):
- North Road gate > come anytime this week from 7am; bring a sign!
- Non-Violent Direct Action > help delay work near the treesits. Superstar Note that this does NOT need to involve arrest. It generally takes the police 2-3 hours to arrive on site and they always give you the option to leave.
- Fancy sleeping in a tree? > we need more tree sitters! You don't have to be arrestable, as there is always an option to leave. Even short overnight sits help our community, who are stretched thin right now.
- Food > snacks are always welcome; message us (email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org) for more info.
Our treehouses have been continuously occupied and tirelessly supported by countless brave land defenders for the past year. These structures have been effective in blocking construction of the TMX pipeline. People power is the medicine we need. Please come out if you can. Every hour adds up to a day, which adds up to weeks and months and years...!
Throughout this week you will find our supporters at Lower Hume Park - 660 E. Columbia St. New Westminster- parking on site- and along North Road (near the Hwy 1 overpass) - access via Lougheed Skytrain Stn or from Lower Hume Park. Watch our social media feeds for call-outs and please come and support us!
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.