Lynn is the parent of two adult daughters and grandmother of a 12 year old boy. She was a very mature student who got Bachelor of General Studies degree from the University of the Fraser Valley and Master of Public Policy degree from Simon Fraser University in her 50s. She is a public policy analyst and have used federal and BC legislation to access information for 20 years. Music, recreational fishing and working in the soil feed her soul.
She first encountered Kinder Morgan contractors near her home when they were clearing trees in the greenspace near her home, and she became aware of the expansion proposal. She was also present at the public meeting after the 2012 Sumas Tank Farm spill. She was feeling very vulnerable to the risks from a diluted bitumen spill at the time that PIPE UP Network was formed and became active at the time if its inception. Belonging to a group of like-minded people has significantly increased her belief in the power of people to take care of each other – no matter how challenging our opponent is.
PIPE UP Network brings the Margaret Mead quote “Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.” to life in our struggle to defeat the Kinder Morgan Trans Mountain expansion. To achieve PIPE UP’s stated purpose we must use a combination of political, social and economic activism.
In the Fraser Valley no level of government is protecting us from the many risks of the toxic diluted bitumen Kinder Morgan Trans Mountain pipeline / expansion. Therefore we must take care of each other.