Team WaterSmart

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The Regional District of Nanaimo’s Team WaterSmart, in partnership with many great local organizations and municipalities, is excited to host a variety of activities and events to celebrate both World Water Day and Earth Day. Water to Earth Month 2018 will have something for everyone with workshops, stream walks, river rafting, swimming events, educational tours, streamkeepers courses, and movie nights.

Welcome to the Team WaterSmart Get Involved RDN page!

Check out all of the great upcoming initiatives being offered throughout the Regional District of Nanaimo. We will keep our community calendar up-to-date with where to find Team WaterSmart - whether it's fun community events, educational workshops, or adventurous outdoor activities.

Water conservation and environmental protection are values shared by all of us so come get involved and help to appreciate our water...because every drop counts!


Welcome to the Team WaterSmart Get Involved RDN page!

Check out all of the great upcoming initiatives being offered throughout the Regional District of Nanaimo. We will keep our community calendar up-to-date with where to find Team WaterSmart - whether it's fun community events, educational workshops, or adventurous outdoor activities.

Water conservation and environmental protection are values shared by all of us so come get involved and help to appreciate our water...because every drop counts!


  • 2020 WellSMART Webinars

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    25 Sep 2020
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    Help protect the groundwater we share.

    The WellSmart education program helps private well owners protect the quality and supply of their drinking water. As a private well owner, you have access to one of nature's most valuable resources - cool, clean groundwater. You rely on this precious resource to supply clean, safe drinking water to your family.

    Learn how to keep your well in safe running order! WellSmart Webinars will provide you with an opportunity to ask questions of local well drillers and pump installers, Island Health, Ministry of Forests, Lands, and Natural Resource Operations, and Bureau Veritas Laboratories.

    Learn about:

    • Well Maintenance and operation
    • Protecting your water source
    • Water testing and treatment
    • Water treatment options
    • Drought management


    2020 WellSmart Zoom Webinars:

    Date Registration Link Time
    Thursday, December 10th
    https://ca01web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_x_syGKBMRz62J8Ma055PGA
    1:00 - 3:00 p.m.


    Please register to reserve your spot! Contact us at watersmart@rdn.bc.ca with any questions.


  • Water to Earth Month 2020 went VIRTUAL!

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    25 Sep 2020
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    Thanks for joining us in celebrating our Earth and water in the 4th annual Water to Earth Month event series - hosted virtually!

    Water to Earth Month celebrated World Water Day (March 22nd) and Earth Day (April 22nd) with a series of VIRTUAL activities, games, and online webinars!

    Activities included various webinars (Rainwater Harvesting, Efficient Irrigation, WaterWise Gardening) hosted by industry professionals, a native plant scavenger hunt, a water sustainability movie marathon, online puzzles, a watershed model demonstration and more!

    Participants were required to complete a minimum of 3 activities and submit a Water to Earth Virtual Activity Passport for a chance to win 1 of 4 grand prize packs!

    • Rain Barrel Prize Pack
    • WaterSmart Gardening Prize Pack
    • Zero Waste Prize Pack
    • Water Symposium Prize Pack


    Although the contest has ended, we hope our residents will continue to celebrate our Earth and water resources - that's why our activities will remain available for all to participate in. Stay tuned for future webinars and other live-streamed events.


    ACTIVITIES

    Please remember to practice social distancing measures by maintaining a 2-meter distance from others and only go out with people from your immediate household.

    5. W2E Crossword Puzzle – Watershed Words (Online)

    **Printable version available here

    6. W2E Word Search - RDN Rivers, Creeks and Streams (Online)

    **Printable version available here

    7. Have a Water Stewardship Movie Marathon (All Ages!)

    8. Go for a Virtual Walk in a National Park! (All Ages!)

    9. Check out our Stewards in the Spotlight Series!


    Remember to stay safe and have fun!

    We encourage residents to spend some time in nature and by the water, it's good for your health! As always, please follow the advice from the BC Provincial Health Officer and only go out with people from your household and maintain a minimum distance of 2 metres from friends and strangers.