March 2019 cheque presentation from ADAMA Canada.
With your votes, we earned 128,425 points and two local organizations benefited. Here are some excerpts from our nomination submission:
The Muskrat Watershed Council is a local volunteer-led organization that promotes, advocates and implements opportunities to improve water quality within the Muskrat Lake Watershed. Currently, the water residing in and around Muskrat Lake is impacted by excess amounts of nutrients (phosphorus and nitrogen) entering it. These nutrients are causing the annual formation of Blue-Green Algae blooms which can be harmful to fish, wildlife, livestock, pets, and humans. Read more about them here: Muskrat Watershed Council
The Robbie Dean Centre is also a local volunteer-led organization that was established to work with local residents in crisis to heal and support their mental health journey. The centre provides support for both those suffering from mental illness or trauma as well as their families. Some examples of services that the Robbie Dean Centre provides to the local community are suicide prevention walk-in clinics, parent support pear groups, loss and grief support programs, and a sexual trauma recovery group. Read more about them here: Robbie Dean Centre Website