About us

 

ERA Mandate:  ERA is a community-based water group that aims to connect people to the Elk River ensuring it is drinkable, fishable and swimmable for future generations.

Vision of the Elk River watershed:  A place where well-managed human activities result in healthy ecosystems and a robust economy.

What we do:  Use education to raise our collective watershed literacy stimulating person water stewardship. Facilitate community dialogue and engagement to inform sustainable water decision-making.  Monitor to assess aquatic health and prioritize community involvement in activities that enhance and restore aquatic ecosystems.

Principles Guiding ERA Activities:

·      We aim to unite not divide.  We bring together diverse points of view and offer a safe place to dialogue about the Elk River.

·      Although we do not have decision-making authority, our role is to stimulate broad-based conversation, provide a conduit for information sharing and
       facilitate community input encouraging sustainable water decision-making.

·      Promoting a new era in watershed thinking, ERA contributes a coordinated community voice to watershed planning and management, regulatory
       processes and other regional water initiatives e.g. Teck Elk Valley Water Quality Management Plan. 

ERA Goals:

1.     Increase and ease public access to information about the Elk River watershed.

2.     Use education and community outreach to strengthen water literacy and meaningful participation in the decision-making process affecting the Elk
        River watershed.

3.     Encourage public participation to enhance and restore aquatic ecosystems, wetlands and riparian areas.

 

 

 

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