The Saskatchewan/Manitoba project has successfully launched The
Living by Water Project this summer and fall! The Saskatchewan and Manitoba
team have been busy adapting the BC products for the prairie region. The Ribbon
of Life Quiz & Activity Sheet, the Waterfront Living brochure, the
Shoreline Celebration & Restoration Month brochure and the Shoreline Conservation
Pledge form are now available in the prairies. During 2001, we will be completing
Saskatchewan / Manitoba versions of the Homesite Assessment Manual, Workshop-in-a-Box, and
"On the Living Edge - A Handbook for the Waterfront Resident". We are looking
forward to beginning another season of Shoreline Celebration events and activities!
The Saskatchewan / Manitoba issue of Shoreline Talk keeps you up
to date on all Living by Water activities. If you or your
organization would like to contribute or be on the receiving list, please contact us!
Check out the October 2000 issue of Shoreline Talk for
This July, The Living by Water Project
piloted the Shoreline Ambassador Program and the Homesite
Girl Guides at the International Camp Tapestry 2000 at Fort QuAppelle, SK
participated in a shoreline cleanup which sparked a letter writing campaign to companies
whose garbage was found along the waters edge. Each girl received a Shoreline
Ambassador certificate for their efforts of restoring a shoreline.
Big Shell Lake Watershed Stewardship Association (BSLWSA)
BSLWSA partnered with The Living by Water Project to pilot the Shoreline
Ambassador and Homesite Assessment Program to the residents of Big Shell
Lake. In July, the residents were mailed a information kit with a Shoreline Conservation
Pledge form. This was followed by a weekend workshop with an open house, a presentation by
The Living by Water Projects co-founder Clive Callaway, and
a potluck supper. Over the weekend, Clive performed six homesite assessments on waterfront
properties in the resort villages of Big Shell and Echo Bay.
For more information contact Doug Wilson, BSLWSA president
e-mail: [email protected] website http://bslwsa.icomm.ca
Kelsey Conservation District
The Living by Water Project partnered with the Kelsey Conservation
District this fall to pilot the Shoreline Ambassador Program to
the residents of Rocky Lake and Lake Athapapuskow. The residents who made a Shoreline
Conservation Pledge in these northern communities were the first Shoreline
Ambassadors in Manitoba!
Saskatchewan / Manitoba versions of On the Living Edge - A
Handbook for the Waterfront Resident, the Homesite Assessment Program and the
Workshop-in-a-Box Program are currently being adapted from B.C. editions. Look for these
invaluable products and programs to be released in 2001!
Snow blankets the ground and cottages are closed for the winter but... we all look
forward to the next summer season. Plan to get your resort community or cottage
association involved in The Living by Water Project for spring /
summer 2001! Youth and interpretive programs, day camps, stewardship groups and even
businesses can enjoy the benefits of the products and services offered by The
Living by Water Project!
Let the year 2001 be a year of celebration,
restoration and dedication to the Ribbons of Life!