In the 2022 REEL Earth Day Challenge, the BC film industry came together and raised $108,860 to support the Metro Vancouver Regional Parks. Together, with the help of sponsors and production teams, we helped fund 7 transformational projects.
The Reel Earth Day Challenge Spring 2022 Report provides updates on the projects that have already begun. It also contains information for the projects that are starting later this year, providing photos, descriptions and schedules.
Read some highlights on a few of the projects below:
Connect Indigenous Youth with Ancestral Lands
Many from the Tsleil-Waututh Nation live across the water from Belcarra Regional Park. The Nation identified access to transit a major barrier to seeing young Tsleil-Wautt reconnect with their ancestral lands there. The REEL Earth Day Challenge will fund free transit to the park. Read more on this project here.
Restore Creekside Habitat
In the June 2022 Regional Parks Committee Meeting announced plans to protect sensitive breeding habitat and enhance biodiversity. They plan on deepening ditches to provide adequate water depth and add protective fencing around the sensitive ecological area. Read more on this project here.
Take Climate Action at Acadia Beach
In the June 2022 Regional Parks Committee Meeting announces plans of revelation of uplands and stabilization of slopes. This will make the area more resilient in the face of further climate change events. Read more on this project here.
For more information on the projects, the 2022 Challenger Teams and Winners, the 2022 Sponsors and the 2022 Donors, you can find the full Spring 2022 Report here.