April 23rd to the 29th was National Volunteer Week. Project Watershed’s success is absolutely a result of volunteerism. Some of the ways volunteers support Project Watershed include office administration support such as updating the Norma Morton Conservation Library and social media management. Volunteers also plan and attend public events, dress up as our Newt Mascot Newton, and host our display and interact with the public. Volunteers also include Committee members who provide valuable expertise to all habitat restoration projects. Volunteers are essential in assisting with restoration planting. Earth Day 2017 brought out about 40 volunteers for planting along the Airpark Lagoon. Upcoming volunteer planting at the Royston saltmarsh restoration site will be completed by about 70 grade two students.
The staff at Project Watershed give a special thanks to our eight member volunteer Board of Directors (Dan Bowen, Don Castleden, Tim Ennis, Bill Heath, Bill Heidrick, Paul Horgen, Brian Storey, Barbara Wellwood). The average amount of hours volunteered by the board a month is 300 hours. This time, energy, and expertise the Board give to Project Watershed is significant and truly amazing!
Thank you to all Project Watershed Volunteers!
Board and Staff at Project Watershed