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Clarity out of Mud: Rundle College Students Teach ESRD A Lesson in Responsible Management

October 31, 2012

Wildlands Advocate Article, October 2012, by Sean Nichols. Grade seven students from Rundle College Junior High School designed wetland simulation projects in a quest to understand the impacts of OHV use in riparian areas. They followed up with voicing their concerns to media and ESRD.

“The Calgary Herald ran a story, “Are you drinking McLean Creek mud?” that highlighted a project done by teacher Beverley Ross’ grade seven class at Calgary’s Rundle College Junior High school. Her students were inspired by an article by Adam Driedzic of the Environmental Law Centre (see Adam’s story on motorized recreation in the April 2012 issue of WLA for a discussion of related issues) explaining how OHV misuse damages riparian areas. Like all good scientists, the class decided to find out the truth for themselves.”

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More logging appeared imminent because vandalized landscapes, just like homes with broken windows, tend to invite more abuse.” Andrew Nikiforuk. This tells it all, whether oil and gas, logging, OHVs etc. already exist, then it seems governments are gung ho to keep going and open it all up to more activity and abuse. . . and why we need AWA more than ever.
- Cliff Wallis
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