As part of OWC's Engaging Recreationists program, we hire seasonal Outreach Assistants (OAs) to engage backcountry users in conversations about recreation and watershed health. Rounding out the team, meet the latest OA hired for 2017, Reuben Middel.
Reuben was born in Lethbridge, Alberta. At about age 15 he discovered his love and passion for the mountains and foothills. Through High School he took every chance he could to get outside and fish, hike, mountain bike, and ski through the Rocky Mountains from Waterton to Canmore. Reuben especially found his love of flyfishing the past few summers, spending as many hours as possible out in the bush chucking bugs and catching fish.
After graduating High School in Lethbridge, Reuben travelled out to Ontario looking for adventure and found himself in University taking an Honours Kinesiology major with a minor in Biology. He has finished his second year of University, taking ecology and botanical courses along the way. With an enthusiasm for learning and exploring nature, Reuben is looking forward to working with and learning with the Oldman Watershed Council this summer. He is excited to return to Alberta this summer and help work towards a more sustainable watershed for everyone to enjoy.