Fraser Valley Youth Stewards Program

This project created a Youth Stewards Program, specifically targeted for youth aged 8-20, for training in various stewardship activities such as tree planting, invasive species removal, and salmon and amphibian monitoring. The objectives of this project were to create a program to increase participation in stewardship actions by 2012, to increase the capacity of environmental work in the Fraser Valley, and to increase the financial capacity of the Fraser Valley Conservancy. We were able to successfully complete the first two of these objectives, and are confident that we will be able to meet the last objective by the end of 2012. This program helped address the lack of organized programs that highlight youth’s potential to make change and implement solutions here in the Fraser Valley.