CERCA is holding a meeting on proposed rezoning in the estuary. (file)

CERCA is holding a meeting on proposed rezoning in the estuary. (file)

CERCA to hold meeting on Cowichan Bay

Environmental group to discuss the health of Cowichan Bay

The Cowichan Estuary Restoration &Conservation Association will be holding a public information meeting on April 3 on a proposal to change zoning in a part of Cowichan Bay.

CERCA members are taking issue with plans for a section of the bay where the Westcan Terminal is situated.

They are concerned that if efforts by Western Stevedoring to rezone a number of Crown leases on properties it controls around the terminal are successful, the doors could soon be wide open to a lot more heavy manufacturing and its related pollution in Cowichan Bay.

Dr. Goetz Schuerholz will be the speaker at the meeting, and a question period will be held at the end.

A petition to the Cowichan Valley Regional District opposing the rezoning application can also be signed at the meeting, and CERCA memberships may be purchased at the same time.

The meeting begins at 7:30 p.m. at the Cowichan Maritime Museum, 1761 Cowichan Bay Rd.