Stewards in Motion is more than just a series of events. It is a rally call to connect all stewards at a local level, regardless of focus, affiliation or discipline. It is the philosophy that enables the stewardship community and other stakeholders such as municipal government, ENGOs and industry, to think collectively and act locally to protect our valuable, common natural assets.
Since 2003, Alberta’s volunteer stewards, and the agencies and organizations that support stewards, have gathered at an annual Stewards in Motion workshop to network, learn and celebrate their successes. This event has been instrumental in not only bringing people and organizations with common goals together, but in motivating stewards to continue working collaboratively to conserve Alberta’s landscapes.
Building on the framework, history and success of the original platform, an enhanced effort was launched in 2012–2013. Since then, more than a dozen new Stewards in Motion events have been hosted in communities across Alberta and virtually. These gatherings give people a chance to connect in relevant and meaningful ways and help build a greater sense of community. They support an ongoing dialogue and learning among diverse stewards from community-based watershed stewardship groups (WSGs) and Watershed Planning and Advisory Councils (WPACs), to industry, various levels of government, other groups and organizations.
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Stay tuned. More Stewards in Motion events are coming. We invite you to be part of this community.