A big part of what we do at Fraser Riverkeeper is informing, educating, and engaging with the public to raise awareness about what swimmable, drinkable, fishable waters look like in the Fraser River and its watershed.
Welcome to the second part of our three part blog series, amplifying the voices of water leaders of colour in our community. For part two we were fortunate enough to speak with Lina Azeez about her personal connection to water, the incredible work she does to protect our waters, the wildlife she advocates for, and her perspectives on different issues that POC face.
Hi there! My name is Skim Possible and I’m a Seabin—one of three installed to eat up pollution in False Creek. I live in the water just underneath the docks at the Public Market on Granville Island, amidst schools of fish, otters, cormorants, seagulls, pigeons, and seals.
People of colour are underrepresented in many professional fields, including environmental conservation. Here at Fraser Riverkeeper we want to highlight and celebrate the incredible work done by POC in Vancouver to protect our waters and share their personal connections to this vital natural resource. As we advocate for our waters we also want to help provide a platform where the perspectives and voices of POC can be amplified.