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SSCAS is the proud recipient of $25,000 for its Sea to Sky Habitat Improvement Project (S2S HIP). Generously provided by provided by CN Rail and Tree Canada through EcoConnexions: From the Ground Up 2013 fund.

The Sea to Sky Habitat Improvement Project (S2S HIP) helped restore three riparian sites through planting of native trees and vegetation, offering long-term benefits to local and regional air quality while also reducing GHGs. One of the sites is located in Squamish (Britannia Slough Sub-Basin) and the other two are located in the Whistler area (Cheakamus River & Spruce Grove). Planting took place at all sites at the end of September 2013, corresponding with the Rivers Day Celebration. Students from Waldorf Elementary helped plant the Spruce Grove site, and BCIT students helped plant the Britannia Slough site, in addition to many other volunteers from the community.  Sponsors and partners were in attendance at both events to show their support. An interpretive sign featuring the ecological and community benefits of the project will be placed at Squamish site in Spring 2014.

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Grade 3 students from Waldorf Elementary with sponsors from CN, Tree Canada- Spruce Grove, Whistler

Grade 3 students from Waldorf Elementary with representatives from CN Rail and Tree Canada- Spruce Grove, Whistler