June 22 2012 » Home Feature
Youth On Water 2012
The Skeena Watershed Conservation Coalition, Tides Canada Initiatives and the GItanmaax Band Council are proud to announce the launch of YOW 2012!
Youth on Water (YOW!) is Skeena Watershed Conservation Coalition’s flagship program. More than just an outdoor recreation program, YOW is focused on empowering regional youth through water level activities.
YOW helps participants develop tangible, transferrable job skills while connecting them to their local landscapes. It cultivates both a sense of adventure and environmental responsibility in our youth.
YOW! began in 2009 as an SWCC pilot project to provide a white water guide training program for Hazelton area youth. YOW quickly became a highly visible program and its positive impacts at the individual and peer group levels were widely recognized, last year YOW had 89 participants!
YOW! 2012 will run throughout the summer months in Terrace, Smithers, Moricetown, Gitsegukla and Hazelton, so if you're out and about on the water this summer, be on the look out for our youth and give us a wave!
For more information about YOW conact: Cynthia McCreery: Cynthia@skeenawatershed.com or call: 250-842-2494