Monday April 18, 2011

 

Community

Turning The Tide

Call for volunteers to join Riverwatchers

Released by Fraser Riverkeepers/Voice file photo at Peg Leg cleanup 2010

 

o you want to get involved in preserving and restoring the Fraser River, but you're not sure how? We have the perfect solution.

Fraser Riverkeeper is putting together a team of committed river stewards, or Riverwatchers, along the river and across the watershed, to join our full-time Riverkeeper in our pursuit of a clean, healthy river system.

We want you to get involved: paddlers, fishermen, boaters, and water enthusiasts alike. Fraser Riverkeeper and fellow Riverwatchers will work together to ensure that our waters are safe to swim, drink, and fish. We have just started an exciting new blog here, and invite you here to become a Riverwatcher and participate interactively with comments! For more information, check out our website or e-mail here.

It's a Great Time of the Year to Volunteer with Fraser Riverkeeper. Riverkeepers work on many watershed issues, projects, and activities to preserve and restore the river. Want to get close to the action, join hundreds or thousands at rallies and cleanups? Volunteer with Fraser Riverkeeper by contacting us! You will gain on-the-ground experience, meet some of the most active community organizers and advocates working on environmental issues, and will gain an understanding of the issues affecting the Fraser River and its watershed.

FRK is looking for river enthusiasts to volunteer for events and office projects. We also are looking for environmental authors to assist us in our book series. Finally, we are mapping beaches in British Columbia, and need your help in photo-documenting the beaches. No matter where you live in BC, there's likely a beach near you that we will be mapping and will need a photograph of.

This is a great and fun way to get involved with the promotion of clean water, build your resume, and meet new friends and like-minded individuals. For more information visit: www.fraserriverwatcher.wordpress.com/become-a-riverwatcher

 

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