Field trip of a lifetime

The Rivershed Society of B.C. is now accepting applications for a three-week field course that spans the length of the Fraser River

The Rivershed Society of B.C. is looking for passionate people who are up for the trip – and the challenge – of a lifetime.

They are now accepting applications for the 2012 Sustainable Living Leadership Program (SLLP): a three-week field course that spans the length of the Fraser River.

From Aug. 2 to 26, participants will journey by foot, van, canoe and raft from the Fraser’s headwaters near Valemount B.C. to where it meets the shores of Vancouver, 1,400 kilometers away.

The program’s founder, Fin Donnelly, has swum the Fraser River twice to raise awareness about threats to river ecosystems, and what can be done to protect them.

“There is no better way to learn about sustainability than to travel along the river, seeing first hand how the issues affect Fraser River communities,” says Donnelly, who also serves as the Member of Parliament for New Westminster, Coquitlam and Port Moody.

 

The Rivershed Society covers 90 per cent of the program’s cost. Participants must be 19 years of age or older and physically fit. Community volunteer experience is an asset. The application deadline is May 18.