Youth Ambassadors

The youth ambassador program is creating a network of wetland supporters that can actively promote the value of BC wetlands and their conservation at every opportunity.  Ambassadors will be drawn from indigenous and non-indigenous youth, as well as seniors, representatives from conservation groups, members of the local communities and schools. Ambassadors will distribute key fobs, stickers and pins displaying a QR code that links to frequently updated wetland conservation news and events.   They will be educated about wetland habitats in general and knowledgeable about all the go-to resources available in the province.   The pilot project will focus on the status of fragmented wetlands in the Shuswap and Okanagan watersheds, specifically the Armstrong-Spallumcheen-Vernon area.    As part of their duties, watershed ambassadors will schedule regular reach outs to provincial government and NGOs to confirm that their published materials are current

Recent posts

Pleasant Valley Wetland Heritage Park

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Cattail success

In the fall of 2018 we scattered cattail seeds in the wetland pond and in spring of 2019, a group of volunteers got their feet wet in Spallumcheen road side ditches to dig cattails and plant them in the wetland. Read More …

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Youth ambassadors are the eyes and ears of wetland conservation

Some willing Grade 12s from a local high school are learning what it takes to become a wetland ambassador.  They are helping NBBS to research the most current and relevant sources of information on the status of small wetlands in Read More …

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