Knox helps streamkeepers

Local church shows it cares about the local environment

ach committee, raised $1,510 for a local organization which is putting forth effort to enhance the community.

They chose the Mid Vancouver Island Habitat Enhancement Society (MVIHES).

The group has been working in Parksville for several years to encourage residents to appreciate the value of the area’s wetlands, shorelines and streams.

They have undertaken projects with students to inform them and to awaken their interest in local  water habitat.

Receiving the funding for MVIHES, Faye Smith said they are thrilled that Knox’s Outreach Committee has chosen MVIHES school field trip program to support.

“This is a very important program for us,” she said. “The children we take to experience nature at the creeks, wetlands and estuaries today will more likely understand that we need to work for healthy ecosystems tomorrow.”

Smith went on to say that the outreach committee should be commended for supporting the local environment.