“If a major Fraser River or coastal flood were to occur between now and 2100,
It would trigger losses estimated at $20 to 30 billion, which would be the
largest disaster in Canadian history.”
– Fraser Basin Council Report (May 2016)
Climate change is already linked to serious impacts on and around the Fraser River.
Climate change has had significant effects. The 2021 “atmospheric river” in Fraser Valley that caused catastrophic floods…elevated water temperatures affecting wild Pacific salmon…the drought conditions of 2022…climate change has played a role in all of them. FRDC is educating people of all ages about these issues and, more importantly, what to do about them.
In summer 2022, we launched the River Champions program, whose goal is to reach 10,000 students in K to 12 about the geography and flow of the River and how it is being impacted by climate change. We utilize the latest climate science in all our RiverSchool programs so thousands of students are informed each year. And our public dialogues with First Nations, industry and science leaders talk about climate change causes, impacts and actions that are needed.
If climate change impacts on the Fraser River are important to you, please help us continue our work…and do even more in the future.
Your donation will:
- help us travel throughout the river basin to work with youth.
- support program development.
Educating people of all ages about the impacts of climate Change on the Fraser River – and what we can do about it – is critical the future of not only the river, but all of us.
Can you help us out with our work?