For anyone who feels like they are a lonely champion for Creation care, there is hope.
Cindy Verbeek longed to have “Creation care” take root in a small community halfway up the province of BC. She has been with A Rocha since 1996, is a biologist, Christian and even part of the founding A Rocha Canada board.
For years, she worked to mobilize her church and community. She built community gardens, led clean-up days, started the local farmer’s market and other stewardship work in Houston BC. It was an uphill climb until she met ZoAnn Morton of the Pacific Streamkeepers Federation during a streamkeepers training and then became part of the Salmonid Enhancement Program with the Department of Fisheries and Oceans as a Stream to Sea technician.
Cindy began to see how “Salmon” was the common language of the North and was encouraged to join the effort of protecting and restoring salmon first hand. The first step was to pilot a salmon hatchery demonstration and education project.
And it worked!