WATCH receives the first Wallaceburg Chamber of Commerce 2013 Environmental Award!!
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In 2003, the Wallaceburg Advisory Team for a Cleaner Habitat (WATCH) began as a committee under the direction of the Wallaceburg Chamber of Commerce, in response to a chemical company's spill into St. Clair River.
The advisory group has become an environmental grassroots organization that represents the citizens of Wallaceburg and surrounding areas by engaging in public discourse with Sarnia Petrochemical Industries on spill prevention and effluent monitoring.
WATCH's primary focus is water pollution, but the group also promotes public awareness and education on water quality, the aquatic ecosystem and environmental stewardship.
WATCH is part of the Industrial Pollution Action Team (IPAT) and monitors industrial activities in the area as per the terms set forth in the Ontario Environmental Bill of Rights.
WATCH is a proud sponsor of Wallaceburg District Secondary School (WDSS) and supports local environmental education at all levels.
Each year, the student with the highest mark in Grade 9 SNC1D and SNC1P will each receive a cash award from WATCH.
In addition, with a cash donation of $500 from WATCH in the fall of 2009, the WDSS Science Department purchased aquatic probes, chemicals and equipment for water testing exercises and provided teaching resources to staff.
WATCH pilots with WAMBO 23 to reduce waste by supplying the Chatham Kent Municipality with recylcing totes and a trailer that can be used at all future CK special events.
Thanks to Community Futures and Ridge Landfill Trust for their financial support!!!
Thanks to WDSS Swim Team 2012 for providing the work force to operate the recycling and waste stations throughout Canada Day 2012, WAMBO 24 and Kinsmen Ribfest 2012.