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Highwood High – Watershed Award

 

Congratulations to teacher Dave Connell and students at École Secondaire Highwood High School, on receiving an honourable mention for the 2014-2015 RBC-Evergreen Watershed Champions Award. The notification letter reads in part: “It was inspiring to see the wonderful work that your school is doing to help maintain the vitality of the water ecosystem by understanding its dynamics and taking action to care for it. The judges were impressed by your work to demonstrate how to control the effects of run-off on residential structures with green roofs and rain barrels.” The school receives $500 towards environmental initiatives.

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2015 RBC-Evergreen Watershed Champions Award Winners

by Lisa Fisk, Project Manager, Children’s Programs

“We all live downstream from one another.” These are wise words spoken by Alexandra Cousteau, RBC Blue Water Ambassador and globally recognized explorer and water advocate that embody the spirit of Evergreens Watershed programming.

This year, students across the country have taken on inspirational projects to ensure the health of their local watershed through hands-on learning, stewardship and restoration, and raising awareness about water issues by finding creative ways to connect with communities near and afar.

Evergreen is proud to announce the recipients of the 2015 RBC-Evergreen Watershed Champions Award, which recognizes schools for their role in helping to sustain their local watershed.

Grand-Prize Winner  

Douglasdale School | Alberta

Winners

Agnes Macphail Public School | Ontario

Agincourt Rd. Public School |  Ontario

Centennial High School | Alberta

Decker School | Manitoba

École de La Ruche de Lanaudière, École secondaire St-Charles, et Le CFER de Bellechasse | Quebec

Elise Roy Elementary | British Columbia

Sisler High School | Manitoba

Sussex Corner Elementary School | New Brunswick
Students from Agincourt Public School getting ready to help plant the school’s rain garden to reduce stormwater runoff on their school grounds. (photo: Agincourt Public School )

Honourable Mentions

École Secondaire Highwood High School | Alberta

Glendale Sciences & Technology School | Alberta

Strawberry Vale Elementary | British Columbia
Learn more about the winning projects.

Congratulations to all of the 2015 RBC-Evergreen Watershed Champions participants. These young water stewards are setting a fine example of how everybody plays a role in ensuring that the future includes safe, clean water that supports healthy communities and nature.

How can your class be a Watershed Champion?  

Check out our teaching tools for lesson ideas, helpful publication lists, and hands-on activities to care for your local water ecosystem. Stay tuned for the application process for the 2016 RBC-Evergreen Watershed Champions Award.

The RBC-Evergreen Watershed Champions award is generously supported by the RBC Blue Water Project. Launched in 2007, the RBC Blue Water Project is a 10-year global charitable commitment of $50 million to help provide access to drinkable, swimmable, fishable water, now and for future generations.

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