Saturday April 7 2018 – Wellington Water Watcher at AWARE Simcoe AGM in Utopia
AWARE News Network
‘Water for Life, not Profit’ is the theme of the 2018 AWARE Simcoe Annual General Meeting / public meeting.
Who: Karen Rathwell of Wellington Water Watchers is the guest speaker
When: Saturday April 7 2018 10am – 12:30pm
Where: Utopia Hall, 8396 6th Line of Essa, Utopia L0M 1T0 Directions
Karen brings her enthusiasm for life and her love of water to her volunteer work at Wellington Water Watchers. After retiring in 2011 from a 28-year career in public education, she pursued a keen interest, learning more about local and global water issues.
Karen is a six-year volunteer with WWW and is serving on the Board for a second term. Along with many other tasks at Water Watchers, she promotes celebration and protection of water through public presentations and co-hosts monthly water celebrations, entitled Water Blessings. She speaks about water stewardship to service, environmental, church and professional groups and presents to school groups at all levels.
One of Karen’s primary goals, in her volunteer role with WWW, is to encourage more to join this water journey. She aspires to being a “good ancestor”, leaving behind a legacy of pure and abundant water for those who follow. She believes this can be achieved through teamwork, commitment and a shared collective vision.
Freshwater is every person’s rightful inheritance, not a commodity to be traded on the global market for profit or a “resource to be managed”. Water is a sacred gift to enjoy and respect during our time here. This rightful inheritance brings with it responsibility, to protect this life giving resource for future generations.
Refreshments provided Bring a friend!