Walden Environmental Concerence
‘Yellow Fish Road Program’...Part of Walden-CAN’s FREE Environmental Conference!
On April 21st, during the ‘Walden Watershed Wellness’ Conference, students from Lively District Secondary School will be participating in the Yellow Fish Road Program. This program is designed to promote watershed awareness.
Students will be painting yellow fish next to storm drains in the Lively community in order to remind the public that whatever enters the drains will flow directly into the nearest water body completely untreated.
Soaps, fertilizers, pesticides, oil and construction materials can impact all aquatic life as well as humans that depend on their local water body.
Door hangers will also be distributed throughout the community in order to inform residents about the Yellow Fish Road Program.
LDSS Lake Panache Project!
As part of a project, funded by Learning for a Sustainable Future, the students of Lively District Secondary School (LDSS) will set out to see what the state of their largest community lake is, and determine how other students and members of the Lively community can understand their role as stewards of the lake.
An action plan was developed which included community activism, scientific inquiry and a media awareness campaign.
In terms of community awareness, LDSS wanted to determine what the current level of knowledge was in regards to water quality in Panache and assess how this knowledge could be improved. Students were recently surveyed and results were tallied. The information campaign is underway at the school and students will be surveyed again in order to determine whether the goal was successful.
Through scientific inquiry, students will conduct water testing to confirm that the data that they were seeing in Lake Panache was consistent across the lake.
Lastly, the media awareness portion of the project will involve the creation of an informational animated video highlighting the project's efforts and achievements.
Melissa Little, Science Teacher
Lively District Secondary School
Public Service Announcement
Walden-CAN Hosts FREE Environmental Conference
‘Walden Watershed Wellness’ April 21st
On Saturday, April 21st Walden-CAN and Councilor Jacques Barbeau will be hosting our FREE Environmental Conference- ‘Walden Watershed Wellness’ from 8am – 2:30pm in Lively District Secondary School.
Topics for our conference include: Understanding Watersheds [Plenary Session], Is Your Greenspace Protected? What’s The Dam Problem on the Vermilion? Blue-Green Algae & Lake Stewardships; Invasive Species & the Impact on Sudbury Watersheds; Water Quality & Wastewater and Reptiles & Amphibians Conservation: Citizen Science.
Our Speakers include: Dr. Dave Pearson, Franco Mariotti, Dr. Gerard Courtin, Dr. Charles Ramcharan Linda Heron, Stephen Butcher, Nick Benkovitch and James Baxter-Gilbert
Everyone is welcome to attend our FREE Environmental Conference but you must Pre-Register to participate so that we can work out all the logistics & determine the costs etc well ahead of the conference. All refreshments and a “Brown Bag’ Lunch will be provided for our Registered Participants.
For details call Neeltje Van Roon, Chair, Walden-CAN at 705-866-0048