MESSAGE FROM FIN DONNELLY:
I’d like to tell you about a special program happening this summer on the Fraser River–only ten community leaders & innovators will be selected for this unique 26 day trip!
On the Sustainable Living Leadership Program (SLLP), you travel 1,400km down BC’s longest river–one of the greatest salmon rivers in the world. Starting in the Fraser’s headwaters near Mount Robson you travel by voyageur canoe, then by raft through the Fraser Canyon, and by voyageur canoe again through the Fraser Valley to the Pacific Ocean.
Evenings are spent camping under the stars along the banks of the river, while days are spent learning about salmon, stewardship and sustainability. Engaging with peers & facilitators, you learn from and get inspired by the RSBC’s extensive network of community leaders, as you meet them in their communities. Team building, conflict resolution, communication and critical thinking are also part of this dynamic program.
Each day you’re surrounded by breathtaking scenery as you make your way through ten of BC’s fourteen biogeoclimatic zones. You witness first-hand ancient rainforests, deserts & grasslands, sage brush and floodplain.You discuss what it means to live sustainably; you learn about Watershed CPR (conservation, protection and restoration) and how to lower your ecological footprint.
By the time you reach the Pacific Ocean, you have designed your own personal sustainability project and increased your skill and confidence level to have a greater impact in your community.
If this sounds interesting to you, visit www.rivershed.com/sustainable-living-leadership-program/about-the-sllp for details about the program and how to apply. The application deadline is April 30th.
I hope you apply. You can connect with Kim North at Splitrock Environmental for more information and help putting together your application. The Lillooet Naturalist Society will support one or two participants with a cash contribution of $500.00.
Chair & Founder
Rivershed Society of BC
p.s. Please feel free to forward this note to any other community leaders or innovators you think might benefit from this program.