YOUTUBE VIDEO: “Through Project 2000, we raised awareness of the watersheds where people in Nanaimo live; and we provided space for people to take streamkeeper workshops and become activated as stewards,” stated Paul Chapman, when he provided historical context for the work of the Nanaimo & Area Land Trust

Note to Reader:

The panel and town-hall segment was the program heart for the Nanaimo Water Symposium. Panel reflections on project experience set the scene for town-hall interaction. The over-arching theme was: collaboration is necessary for restorative development; and a ‘design with nature’ land and water ethic is key to ‘getting it right’ over time.

Paul Chapman explained how NALT (Nanaimo & Area Land Trust) uses the tools of land trusts: acquisition, conservation covenants and education to promote and protect the natural values of land in the Nanaimo area. NALT also shares its structural capacity to assist local stream stewardship groups to carry out their activities.

Watershed / Stewardship Partnerships