Saying Farewell to the 2017 Conservation Educators
From May to August, 2017, the Conservation Educators visited over 2,000 households, educating the community on water and energy conservation and waste management. You may have seen the educators at summer events such as the Sheep River Valley Clean-up in May, and finishing at Chilifest in August. They had an information booth set up, answering residents’ questions and could also be seen assisting in special event waste diversion.
The team was glad to work with several Town Business Centres including Parks, Resource Recovery, Community Programs, as well as EPCOR Water Services and Trout Unlimited Canada, to coordinate water, waste, energy, and ecosystem educational initiatives. The Conservation Educators completed a total of 30 school presentations reaching a more than 730 students from grades 3-6. Grade 5 volunteers at Westmount School also completed the Trout Unlimited Yellow Fish Road Program, painting a total of 64 storm drains in the Westmount/Westridge area, and raising awareness for their local Sheep River Watershed.