The Junction Creek Stewardship Committee is looking for committed young people to join its Youth Council.
“Committed to listening to the voice of youth on local environmental issues, the Junction Creek Stewardship Committee is pleased to announce the second year of their Youth Council for the 2023/24 school year,” the group said in a news release.
The Youth Council is composed of 10 high school students from Greater Sudbury “who are committed to the environmental health of Junction Creek and the greater community.”
“Working together to develop and implement strategies to engage students, the youth council will meet virtually each month, beginning Sept. 28, to contribute ideas and discuss topics of concern, while building and developing their knowledge on environmental stewardship.”
The council’s goal is to educate, encourage and mobilize Sudbury’s youth to restore and maintain the local environment for future generations.
Youth Council members can accumulate volunteer hours toward their high school diploma while participating in stewardship activities such as litter clean-ups and tree planting. The youth council will also discuss, develop, and complete a year-end project designed to highlight the importance of Junction Creek and to build community awareness.
Space is limited, so interested young people are encouraged to apply early.