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General · 9th April 2010
Comox Valley Naturalists Soc.
The regular monthly meeting of the Comox Valley Naturalists Society will be held April 18, 2010, at 7:00 pm at the Florence Filberg Centre, 411 Anderton Avenue, Courtenay. The meeting will feature the many roles and functions of Conservation Officer, Steve Petrovcic, who has worked in Resource Management and Conservation for more than twenty years. The presentation will precede our regular meeting. The general public is welcome.

During his presentation Officer Petrovcic will touch upon the following areas:
An historical overview of the BC Conservation Officer Service
How the Service is structured today
What the Conservation Officer Service's role is within the Ministry of Environment and the Province with regards to Compliance and Enforcement work touching upon the areas of human and wildlife conflict.
Unique aspects of working on the north island on land and sea
Human-wildlife conflict prevention education
Species protection and resource user compliance
The transport and disposal of Hazardous Waste
Game poaching, both in and out of season
Answering public enquiries re: best areas to hike fish, hunt and camp
Correct use of hunting weapons
Ticketing, charging and prosecuting those who disregard the law

Please come and join us to become better informed, and how you can help CVNS provide education and protection for B.C.’s natural environment.

Meetings of the Comox Valley Naturalists Society are held on the third Sunday of most months at the Florence Filberg Centre, 411 Anderton, Courtenay. Meetings are open to the public, including youth. A donation of $2.00 is suggested for non-members, and new memberships are always welcomed. Meetings are not held in December, July, and August. The CVNS May 16 presentation will be: by Mr. J. Crichton, and will feature “Birding in Peru, and Inca Culture”, June 20th will be our annual CVNS potluck, and Sept. 19 will feature D. Lacelle, “Hiking and Beachcombing Western Graham Island (Queen Charlotte Islands / Haida Gwaii)”.

Please come out and join us for these important environmental topics. For more information on CVNS please visit the website at www.comoxvalleynaturalist.bc.ca.