Hello to all wonderful Water Watcher Volunteers,
Our organization, from its very inception, has relied almost exclusively on volunteer support. This is a legacy we are proud of and wish to maintain throughout our entire incarnation as every person in this county who drinks water is a water watcher!
For National Volunteer Week 2015, we are celebrating you and the amazing work that’s been done already this year!
One of our goals as an organization is to be visible in our communities. With your help we really made this happen during the month of March. We had volunteers who supported Water Week, helping at Water Wednesdays at four city libraries and with the Aqua Lauta machine in partnership with the City of Guelph. We were also involved with the Resilience Festival as we co-hosted the H2O GO Festival/Ecomarket that saw 1450 attendees! On World Water Day we screened the inspiring and thought-provoking film called “Aluna” and enjoyed some deep sharing on the significance of water in our own lives.
We’ve also had many volunteers who have stepped up to investigate various water related issues. For example, issues regarding road salt or water softener use or the complex problems with microbeads and plastics in our waters and researching the Greenbelt and how we can incorporate our beautiful river corridors into this existing infrastructure – and much more. This research is essential to keeping up-to-date and informed on these many topics so that we can relay the best information through our website. Thanks for all the many hours of effort put into this good work!
A special thanks to Joan who assisted Arlene in the office this winter/spring. We miss our university volunteers when you are away over the summer.
A huge thank you from myself, Karen as your Volunteer Coordinator. Arlene also wishes to extend her sincere thanks for all your help and support past, present and future. Gratitude from the rest of the Wellington Water Watchers Board: Mike, Rob, Kathryn, Jessica and Leigh.
For our waters!