Dear Friends and Colleagues of the Burrard Inlet Environmental Action Program (BIEAP) and the Fraser River Estuary Management Program (FREMP).

For the past 28 years, BIEAP-FREMP has pioneered an intergovernmental model of coordinated environmental management, establishing important interagency communications and achieving significant outcomes for its partners and the sustainability of Burrard Inlet and the Fraser River Estuary ecosystems.

In most recent years, the evolving mandates of partner organizations have necessitated change. As a result, the BIEAP-FREMP office, located in Burnaby, will be closing its doors on March 31, 2013. All partners intend to continue the partnership and are establishing a new model based on renewed cooperation and ongoing collaboration.

During this transition, Port Metro Vancouver will act as the lead agency for any required PROJECT REVIEWS, working with the appropriate partner agencies, therefore no project gaps should be created. As of February 28, 2013, no further applications for coordinated review will be accepted by BIEAP-FREMP.

The new email address for referrals is: pmvenvironmentalreferrals@portmetrovancouver.com. Hard copy materials can be sent to:

11-200 Burrard Street, PO Box 21005
Waterfront Center
Vancouver BC V6C 3K3

We are currently undertaking a careful process of transferring publications and other important products of the Programs to ensure their continued implementation in the management of these waterways.

It is with some sadness that I make this announcement; however, I am confident that the new partnership model will continue to serve the diverse and complex demands placed upon Metro Vancouver's waterways and its supporting ecosystems.

I would like to take this opportunity to sincerely thank each and every one of you for your dedicated support, while acknowledging that the great successes of this partnership can be attributed to the contributions of many who lent their knowledge and skills to the Programs.

Warmest Regards,
Annemarie De Andrade
BIEAP-FREMP Program Manager


Suite 501, 5945 Kathleen Avenue
Burnaby, British Columbia V5H 4J7

Telephone: 604.775.5756
Fax: 604.431.6739
e-mail: info@bieapfremp.org


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