With less than one percent of all water found on the planet easily accessible and suitable for human use,
everyone needs to be aware of how to use it wisely and keep it clean.
That’s the motto of Lower Trent Conservation, as they continue with their 9th annual Tri-County Children’s Water Festival.
Close to 1,000 Grade 3-5 students from across the Quinte region are learning about a precious natural resource in what’s being described as a “fun-filled, hands-on, environmental education opportunity”.
Thursday morning, a $5,000 donation from the RBC Foundation was provided to Lower Trent Conservation in support of its “Connecting KIDS with NATURE” youth environmental education initiatives.
Activity centres will be provided by: The City of Quinte West OPP, Public Works and Fire Department (Station 5),
Ministry of the Environment & Climate Change, Kokum Makwa Cultural Enterprises, Ontario Federation of Anglers & Hunters, and Kawartha Turtle Trauma Centre.
The festival runs Thursday, May 24 and Friday, May 25 at the Batawa Community Centre.