Over the past several years, SEA has been committed to developing, applying, and sharing knowledge about natural resource management in the region through establishing community-based monitoring programs, conducting environmental health assessment surveys, carrying out habitat enhancement activities, creating outdoor recreational opportunities, and developing environmental educational opportunities for local youth and interested citizens.
The main objectives of this work have been:
1. Education: To raise public awareness of the importance in making responsible and appropriate personal choices on issues that affect water quality and the environment.
- extend our current activities and assessment program to other communities and other parts of the SEA region thereby capturing a wider audience and increasing interest in environmental work;
- continue to build stronger partnerships with post-secondary institutions, government agencies, community groups/councils, environment/watershed groups and other interested parties;
- design projects and collect data with methodologies/protocols that are recognized as credible, legitimate, and beneficial for informing planning, decision-making and policy development.
- build on previous projects thereby adding to a regionally specific database to better monitor, map, and assess current and future ecosystem trends;
- raise ideas, open doors, and generate options for improving adaptive ecosystem management using community-based ecosystem monitoring;
- continue to develop watershed plans for the six major watersheds and seek funding, resources and support to implement those plans.