Creating a Watershed Wise Community (year 1)
Creating a “Watershed Wise” community has satisfied the FSWP priority of supporting “Community Awareness and Education” through contributing to the development of an ecologically literate populace that has begun to have a defined sense of watershed place. Through the activities of year one of the project, content has been refined and detailed program needs identified to improve the capacity and ability for sustaining essential stewardship principles with the local community – and beyond. These principles will remain core to the evolving partnership with formal and informal education institutions within the Como watershed and the City of Coquitlam itself. More importantly, children and young adults have become more intrinsically connected to the Como watershed and the value its natural assets like salmon provide, and have begun to act as messengers themselves to pass on the importance of those values to parents, educators and hopefully decision makers.