RBC Future Launch Community Challenge | ERCA
Essex Region Conversation Authority
in collaboration with
The Leamington District Secondary School’s Eco Team, International Baccalaureate Program & Environmental Specialist High Skills Major Program
**Photo taken by Bryan Jessop – Southpoint Sun
Youth leaders Anna Dawson and Anouk Weber, part of the International Baccalaureate program at Leamington District Secondary School and active and engaged members of the Leamington District Secondary School Eco Team submitted an application to support their Reforest Leamington Project in collaboration with the Essex Region Conservation Authority (ERCA).
The Essex Region Conversation Authority has been awarded a grant of $11,700 to support their Reforest Leamington Project. With ERCA’s support, students age 15-17 in the Leamington District Secondary School’s Eco Team, International Baccalaureate Program and Environmental Specialist High Skills Major Program will plant native trees in a natural area to reduce greenhouse gases, provide animal habitat and reduce flooding and erosion in Leamington.
The Essex Region Conservation Authority established by municipalities in 1973 to protect, restore and manage the natural resources of the Windsor-Essex region. ERCA’s goal is a sustainable future achieved through protection, restoration, education, planning and management, which not only improves our local environment, but also helps create an enhanced community identity we can all be proud of and a more vibrant economy that can set our region ahead of others – one where people want to live, work, and invest in.