About Us

We believe we must start right away to strengthen our environment and community by growing in smart ways, repair the damage we have done to our natural assets and preserve them for future generations. And we believe that local government must lead the way in this effort.

We are the Environment Commission, a group of 15 community members appointed by the Cowichan Valley Regional District (CVRD) Board. We were formed in April 2007 by the CVRD to provide recommendations to the Board on a variety of environmental issues and concerns in an integrated, systematic way across the region. Volunteer members sit on the Commission for a two-year term which can be renewed.

Our mandate is to provide advice on policy, regulations and issues related to the environment and recommend to the CVRD Board adaptive strategies to meet the present and future needs of the Cowichan region in a changing world.


Minutes of the Environment Commission Meetings from 2013 - 2015 please click here.

Minutes of the Environment Commission Meetings from 2010 - 2013 please click here.