A Perry Ridge-Slocan River protection fundraiser takes place on Saturday

Pancake breakfast at Passmore Hall

Event is a fundraiser for the Perry Ridge Water Users Association and the Sinixt Nation.

The Perry Ridge Water Users Association and the Sinixt Nation will host a pancake breakfast from 9 a.m. to noon at the Passmore Hall in the Slocan Valley on December 6.

There will be a sale of gifts and a craft corner for children to celebrate the season. It is by donation and the funds will go to help fund Dr. Lee Benda’s work on Perry Ridge.

The Association is privileged to begin work with Lee Benda, Phd, Terrain Works, from the United States. Dr. Benda was appointed to the Federal Science Advisory Board in the US

Benda has agreed to do an independent assessment of the government studies of the BC Timber Sales areas of interest, particularly the two areas of interest at the north end on the ridge top above Jerome, Nelly and Avis.

The BC Timber Sales Hydrology study and terrain studies should be finished shortly and will be forwarded to Perry Ridge Water Users Association.

Donations will help secure needed additional funding for Dr. Benda to come to the valley and do field work on the Areas of Interest and assess the safety issue. Dr. Benda has volunteered to do a public presentation when in the valley this coming spring. His presentation will be on the tragic and predicted Oso Mudslide in Washington State.

The Association and the Sinixt Nation look forward to seeing the community and sharing updates on its work together to protect the gift of water — both in the creeks and the river system. In addition to sharing an early morning breakfast to folks on their way to do their gift shopping, and an opportunity to purchase gifts that were donated to the fundraiser.