March 19, 2012
Canada Water Week and a Shout-Out for EALT by Laurie Blakeman
This is Canada Water Week (March 19–25th)!
Most people are not aware that it is activities on the land that most impact our rivers and lakes, and that protecting natural areas is a great way to conserve our precious water resource.
One person who recognises the value of Land Trusts such as EALT, for their various benefits to the citizens of Alberta, is MLA for Edmonton-Centre, Laurie Blakeman. She provided a great shout-out to EALT for all its stewarding work at the Legislative Assembly, and suggested that everyone consider being involved through donations, volunteering, etc.
In this Canada Water Week, we invite you to:
- Read about the benefits to water quality and quantity of conserving natural areas: http://ealt.ca/media/uploads/Water__wetlands.pdf
- Consider supporting EALT’s work by volunteering or donating: http://www.ealt.ca/act/
- Join EALT volunteers and others at Jasper Place High School on Monday 19th, 6:30pm in their Global Café for a water event, where speaker Dr. John Fennell will lead a discussion about groundwater’s importance to rivers and lakes: http://canadawaterweek.com/event/372
- Discover your water footprint: http://canadawaterweek.com/content/about-water-footprint
March 19, 2012
EALT Seeking to Hire a Project Coordinator
The Edmonton and Area Land Trust has been particularly successful its land securement activities, and now has around 1,600 acres to steward.
We are now looking for a Project Coordinator, whose principal responsibilities will be the assessment, monitoring and management of our properties, but in addition will include outreach and strategic activities.
Ideal candidates will have knowledge and experience in: boreal / parkland species identification; conservation biology; land use planning; stewarding; habitat restoration; mapping software; volunteer management; and project management.
The Project Coordinator will also contribute to the larger goals and objectives of EALT, including educational outreach and presentations, research, writing, and support for various organisational requirements.
We are seeking a mature individual with the ability to work independently, take initiative, and manage volunteers, but with the ability to call on the expertise of a range of EALT ED / Board / Advisors, where necessary.
The full job position can be found here.
This competition closes on 19th March.
Please send a cover letter and CV to:
Edmonton and Area Land Trust, 9910–103 Street, Edmonton, AB T5K 2V7
email to: pamwight <at> ealt.ca