organizations selected by voters in an online poll. The BCWF’s Wetlands on Wheels project has already been awarded $10,000, just for being shortlisted, and the top four of 15 candidates will be awarded the larger prize.
this ranking. The project offers free workshops to communities across the
province, teaching participants how to appreciate wetlands, map them using GPS
technology, and integrate wetlands in municipal and regional development plans
for future protection.
Neil Fletcher, Wetlands Education Program Coordinator for the BCWF is encouraging all supporters of B.C.’s
wetlands and wild places to set up free accounts on the FuellingChange
website, and start voting immediately. It takes approximately
five minutes to register and distribute 10 free votes. Linking to Facebook and
Twitter accounts will give participants an extra 40 votes.
The BCWF’s Wetlands Education
Program was created in 1996 to help individuals steward
wetlands in their own backyards. Its activities result in habitat restoration,
enhancement and conservation at each project site throughout British Columbia.
Via its FuellingChange program, Shell Canada will grant a total of $1 million
per year to projects that improve and restore Canada’s environment.