October 2015 Newsletter

 

Wellington Water Watchers
Friend, 

Millions of Canadians are making their way to the polls to cast their ballots. It's an opportunity -- many say our civic duty -- to help shape this beautiful country and respond to the challenges it faces.

Thanksgiving was an opportunity to share in our gratitude for the bounty of the land and the preciousness of our waters. In the past year, Wellington Water Watchers has been working to open the dialogue around expanding the Ontario Greenbelt into our County, protecting and safeguarding precious farmland and the river corridors that sustain all life.

It is widely known that Canada possesses lots of water but it less widely known that much of it is not accessible or renewable, and that many Canadians live in water scarce areas, hence the need for stringent protection and conservation. If you haven't already, there's still time to contact your local candidates with this question: Food and water are becoming critically important with extreme weather events, climate change and the increasing global populations. What will your party do to ensure Canada's prime farmland and water supplies are protected for our food security and economy? 
 

2015_AGM.jpgSave the Date! Wellington Water Watchers Annual General Meeting (AGM)

Why Engagement Organizing is the way-to-go to Safeguard our Source Water

Tuesday November 17, 2015, 7:00 pm
Red Papaya, Guelph
Guest Speaker: Lindsay Telfer, Freshwater Alliance
Whether you are an existing member, a volunteer or a concerned citizen of our watershed we welcome you to this year’s Annual General Meeting. Enjoy refreshments, hear an update about our organization and have an opportunity to have your voice heard on matters moving forward.


Stay tuned for further details – coming soon!

Join our Board

The Wellington Water Watchers is searching for interested volunteers to fill vacancies on our Board for a three (3) year term. We are currently seeking applicants for one (1) position of Member-at-large.

If you feel called to join our team please read the member-at-large document above, and let us know by sending an email or inquiries to wellingtonwaterwatchers@gmail.com.

Upcoming Event

Our Water, Our Future
Wednesday, October 28th, 7pm (Doors open at 6:30pm)
Centre Wellington Community Sportsplex, 550 Belsyde Ave E., Fergus, ON

Join us for a lively and informative discussion of local, national and international water issues - including Nestlé's recent purchase of the Middlebrook Water Co. spring in Centre Wellington. Wellington Water Watchers' Chair, Mike Nagy, will be speaking, along with Maude Barlow (Council of Canadians) and Diane Ballantyne (Council of Canadians, Centre Wellington Chapter). 

Event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/1527531877537671/

Sincerely,
The Wellington Water Watchers’ Board of Directors

Do you have time to volunteer? We'd love to put your talents and passion to work for protecting our waters. Click here to join our growing team of volunteers.

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