February 26, 2020
On Friday February 21, Nature Nanaimo President Doug Fraser and Past President Staffan Lindgren met with Nanaimo Mayor Leonard Krog. The purpose of the meeting was to introduce our society to the Mayor, and to explore roles we can play to promote and facilitate mutual interests in the city. We had a good, casual discussion. We described the types of activities we do, including general meetings, Nature outings and rambles, as well as projects. Mayor Krog encouraged us to connect with the co-chairs of Nanaimo’s recently formed Environment Committee, Councillor Brown and Councillor Geselbracht to explore how we can best contribute to their mandate, as well as benefit from any City initiatives that fit with our objectives. We left with a comfortable sense that Nanaimo has a Mayor and Council that value environmental stewardship.