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Help keep Jumbo Valley wild forever
$3,342 raised
33% of $10k goal
68 contributors
2 Years running
The Jumbo Valley is a magnificent treasure, revered by First Nations people and wilderness lovers, and home to important grizzly bear habitat. For twenty years, locals have fought to keep Jumbo wild in the face of a proposal for a massive ski resort.

For over twenty years, people in the Kootenays have fought to keep Jumbo Valley wild. When the first proposals to build ski lifts, and more than 6000 accommodations in the valley, wilderness lovers mobilized right away.

School teachers, soccer moms, store owners, and people from all walks of life wasted no time telling the BC government that the Jumbo Valley should be left to the bears, wolverines, deer, elk, marmots, caribou, and eagles. 

Although the BC Provincial government has revoked the project's environmental permits, the developer is promising to go to court, alter the project, or start the environmental permitting process over again. Meanwhile, the appointed mayor of the Town of Nothing has said that the council exists to support resort development. 

The West Kootenay EcoSociety will be in BC Supreme Court on July 15 to force the province to dissolve the City with no citizens and we need your help! West Coast Environmental Law is supporting our cause, but we still need to raise thousands of dollars to pay for court fees!

Please contribute to our campaign to make our voice heard in court and in the legislature, and to protect the unique values of Jumbo Valley for future generations.

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Perks

$10 CAD
Jumbo Bumper Sticker
  • 22 claimed
Estimated delivery Aug 2015
Show your support for Jumbo on your skis, bumper, window, or canoe!
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$15 CAD
Jumbo Wild CD
  • 2 claimed
  • 18 remaining
Estimated delivery Aug 2015
A CD full of songs about Jumbo written and recorded by local activists, artists, and community members!
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$20 CAD
Town of Nothing Book
  • 8 claimed
Estimated delivery Aug 2015
The Town of Nothing is a fun, all-ages satire of the Jumbo Municipality, which has "no porch swings, no cats or dogs, no baseball diamonds, no mailboxes, no fences or gates, no twirly slides, no gas barbeques, no houses, no streets, no schools, no stores, no nothing!"

With colourful illustrations filling every page, the 24-page book is fun for kids and adults, and was written and illustrated by Nelson-based artists KL Kivi and Amber Santos.
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$35 CAD
Jumbo T-Shirt
  • 16 claimed
Estimated delivery Aug 2015
Ethically produced organic cotton and bamboo are the basis for the latest T-shirt for Jumbo Wild!

Sizes S, M, L, XL in women's and men's.
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