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Save Our Seine Urban Green Team: 2010
Katy L. is this year’s Team Leader for the SOS Urban Green Team, coming to SOS after leading the Bishop Grandin Greenway Green Team last summer. She will be finishing her four year B.A. in Geography at the University of Winnipeg this year. Her bubbly attitude, great leadership skills and ability to organize makes her someone to look up to.
Shelbi A. has returned for a second year with the SOS Green Team. Shelbi attended the University of Minnesota last year majoring in psychology and playing softball for the Golden Eagles. As the only returning member of last year’s Green Team, Shelbi’s knowledge of the job has been invaluable to SOS. Her sense of humor, positive attitude, and strong canoe skills make her a fantastic team member.
Kayla O. is new to the SOS Green Team this summer. She is a third year student in the Applied Environmental Studies program at the University of Winnipeg and Red River College. Kayla is known for her go-getter attitude, dedication, and ability to ensure the job gets done well. This has made her an excellent addition to the Green Team.
David S. is also new to the Green Team this summer. A First Nations youth, David attends Windsor Park Collegiate and will be going into Grade 12 in September. Although he is the youngest member of the team David is a valuable asset. His work ethic, strength, and easy-going nature make him a great team member.
The Teamers and the SOS Coordinator, Swan River native and U of M graduate Matthew Wiepjes, took important chainsaw training from Dave Lutes of Treewise. Their canoe skills were sharpened by Dave Pascoe of Northern Soul Adventures. Safety is a critical important of the SOS Green team, every day beginning with a “tailboard” safety meeting. Besides donated training the Green Team has also received financial support from Service Canada, MB4 Youth, Casera Credit Union, RBC Blue Water Project and the Manitoba Floodway and East Side Road Authority
Almost three months into their summer, the Green Team has progressed nicely along the river. Although the amount of log jams and garbage found in and along the river can be overwhelming at times, the team successfully manages to get the job done. There have been many days where the teamsters have gone home at the end of the day covered head to toe in mud, or completely soaked after taking a tumble into the river. By pulling out countless logs that sometimes feel like they weigh one thousand pounds, the strength and teamwork of the foursome becomes quite valuable. Other projects that the team has been busy with include cutting grass and picking garbage at Vermette Park, Bois-des-esprits forest, Field of Dreams, and St. Boniface Trail. With only a few more weeks left for the Green Team, it looks as though the Seine River will look much cleaner this fall than it did this past spring.
March 23, 2011
Floodway compensating for impact on fish with shoals - The Lance
August 12, 2010
On the river with the Save Our Seine Green Team - The Lance
April 11, 2010Spring Newsletter
January 2010Fall Winter newsletter
Dec 3, 2009
Development along the Seine threatens old-growth forest - The Uniter
October 8, 2009
Seine River Trail Improvements - The Lance
August 27, 2009
Rivers of Growth- Winnipeg Free Press
August 26, 2009
Crews Decontaminate Seine - Winnipeg Free Press
March 31, 2009
Spring 2009 Newsletter
Feb 27, 2009:
NEWS FLASH: The government's proposed amendments to the Navigable Waters Protection Act (NWPA) threaten the longstanding public right to navigation, including the right to recreational navigation. If the Budget Implementation Act is passed, these changes will grant the Transport Minister an unprecedented discretion to define “classes” of projects on waterways that do not require government approval or environmental assessment (EA). Please check out Ispeakforcanadianrivers.ca