Engaging Recreationists 2016 Project - the first of 4 Outreach Assistants hired!
The Oldman Watershed Council is pleased to welcome Thomas Porter to their summer outreach team for the 2016 season.
Thomas is a seasoned outdoorsman, fly-fisherman and former journalist. He is currently pursuing a degree in Physical Geography at the University of Lethbridge studying land use impacts in alpine watersheds.
Porter spend much of his youth in the Oldman Watershed as he searched for trout and photographed the diverse landscape. His passion for the environment was born there, developing into a lifelong quest to live more harmoniously with nature.
For the past eight years Porter has been building an off-grid life, complete with solar power, small-scale agriculture and waste water management systems. He has guest lectured at numerous green-living events and is currently serving as the Vice President for the Lethbridge Sustainable Living Association.
His background in communications and writing will be put to good use with the OWC as he strives to educate the public on responsible recreation practices in sensitive ecosystems.
Last year, the OWC hired two Outreach Assistants, Adam Janzen and Rowan Garleff who piloted the project. Thanks to their successes, we are doubling our capacity this year and hiring 4 seasonal Outreach Assistants for the Engaging Recreationists Project led by Education Manager, Sofie Forsstrom. Further details about this summer's project are available below and there are plenty of opportunities coming up for the whole family to get involved in the watershed and backcountry this summer!