Mission Environmental Stewardship Society receives funding boost

Will use funds to purchase new equipment for the Youth Environmental Stewardship Club

The Mission Environmental Stewardship Society has received $800 in funding from the Fish and Wildlife Compensation Program (FWCP) to purchase new equipment for the Youth Environmental Stewardship (YES) Club.

The FWCP represents a partnership that works to conserve and enhance fish and wildlife impacted by BC Hydro dams. With their support, Mission’s youth can assist in preventing waste from entering stream systems and damaging the environment.

“Mission’s youth continue to impress us with their dedication to the environment and their initiatives to support its well-being,” said executive director Sophie Thomas. “It’s through funding partnerships such as this that we’re able to continue providing support for their efforts and encourage a continued push to prevent littering and dumping in Mission.”

Participation in the YES Club often begins through efforts in school environment clubs or leadership courses. However, a trend of youth continuing to take action against littering by adopting their blocks and attending other community clean-up events, even after graduation, has become clear.

Youth participation in cleanups continues to rise, and data collected by the schools indicates a reduction of waste found on their grounds.

For more information on the YES Club, contact Sophie Thomas at 604-826-9423 or send an email to exec@messociety.org.

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