|Eco Amigos Composting Initiative||École McTavish Junior High Public School|
|2||Lokesh Patel, Chintan Desai
|EcoYOLO Phase Two||École McTavish Junior High Public School|
|3||Anders Bouck, Tyler Mokry||Staying Hydrated and Green||Charlie Killam School|
|Rockeling Bay Pump Project
|Don’t Let the Butterfly, Flutterby
|A. Blair McPherson School
|Saving Our Watershed, One Shower At A Time||Londonderry Junior High|
|7||McKayla Ambury, Keana Patajo||Recycling Program||Rosary School|
|8||Sean Murphy, Kinley Baier||The Great Educational Night
|Altario Public School
|Bees… If they die, they’re taking us with them.
|10||Huda Abdi, Joanna Kiran||The Yellow Fish Road
|Londonderry Junior High School|
Thank you to all of the teachers, students and volunteers involved in the 2017 Caring for our Watersheds Contest! You are truly making a difference in your local communities.
|Place:||Name:||Proposal Title:||School Division:||School, Location:|
|1st||Bria Kroetch||Battery Disposal: Creating a Positive Change in the Environment||Battle River School Division||Daysland School
|2nd||Krish Shah, Chintan Desai||Eco Yolo- Replanting Fort McMurrary||Edmonton Public Schools||Ecole McTavish Junior High Public School
|3rd||Dana Sych, Soren Skarek||Soaking Up the Water, One Tree at a Time||Battle River School Division||Hay Lakes School
|4th||Catharina Brosinsky||A Step by Step Approach to Protect the Watershed||Battle River School Division||Bashaw School
|5th||Tyler Dziwenko, Jessica Haenni||Rain Barrel Give-Away||Wetaskiwin Regional Public Schools||Pigeon Lake School
|6th||Rachael Reitsma, Josie McMillen||Riparian Repair||Wolf Creek Public Schools||Lacombe Composite High School
|7th||Brynne Dawbin, Logan LaPlante||Give Your Fish a Proper Burial||Battle River School Division||Bashaw School
|8th||Linna Kimball||B.Y.O.B: Buy Your Own Bottle||Battle River School Division||Forestburg School
|9th||Farah Seifeddine, Baneen Almeshghab||XYLO Bags||Edmonton Public Schools||Londonderry Junior High|
|10th||Ashley Rodger||Water Barrels to Prevent War||Red Deer Public Schools||Glendale Science and Technology School
Thank you to all of the teachers and students involved in the 2016 CFW Contest! This year we received 95 proposals submitted by 165 students. 13 schools from across the Central Alberta contest area were involved, from Beiseker and Byemoor, to Fort McMurray and Smokey Lake, to Edmonton and Wetaskiwin. Every student and teacher who has participated will be receiving a prize as a thank you from us for sharing your ideas on improving your watershed.
Top 10 Finalists
|Place||Student Names||Idea||School Division||School, Location||Prize Amount|
|1||Simran Panesar||Accommodating Biodiversity in our Watershed||Edmonton Public Schools||W.P. Wagner, Edmonton||$1000|
|2||Rachel Reitsma, Avy Lamb||Lacombe Irrigation Foods Experiment||Wolf Creek Public Schools||Ecole Lacombe Composite High School||$900|
|3||Bria Kroetch, Brooke Hochausen, Alarie Guhle||Saving Drinking Water, One Cup at a Time||Battle River School Division||Dayslands School, Daysland||$800|
|4||Emily Jackson||Down Cycle
[Plastic Water Bottles]
|Wetaskiwin Regional Public Schools||Wetaskiwin Composite High School||$700|
|5||Kisa Fatima, Raiha Hussain||Learning Grounds/Pollinator Garden||Fort McMurray Public Schools||Ecole McTavish, Fort McMurray||$600|
|6||Michelle Wu, Erika Tang,
|Rain Gardens||Edmonton Public Schools||Londonderry Junior High School, Edmonton||$500|
|7||Suerry Yu, Rachel Low||Willows for Watersheds||Edmonton Public Schools||Londonderry Junior High School, Edmonton||$450|
|8||Sharar Zaman||Birchwood Trails Dog Waste Dispensers||Fort McMurray Public Schools||Ecole McTavish,
|9||Dana Sych, Soren Skaret||Save the Trumpeter Swan||Battle River School Division||Hay Lakes School,
|10||Bailie McDonald||How ‘bout them Wetlands||Battle River School Division||Bashaw School, Bashaw||$300|
These proposals did not quite make the finals but they were gems!
|Byemoor School||Environment Friends||Sydney Jack, Rachel Yates|
|École McTavish Junior High Public School||Saving Our Watershed One Barrel at a Time||Mira Patel, MacKenzie Guy|
|École Secondaire Lacombe Composite High School||Bee Wise||Alyssa Manderville|
|G.H.Primeau||Protecting our watersheds one insect at a time||Emma Van Brabant|
|Tree Planting for Watershed Protection||Bryn Boykiw|
|Londonderry Jr. High||Neighborhood Rain Garden||Erika Tang, Azure La, Michelle Wu|
|Notre Dame High School (Bonnyville)||Increasing Awareness through an Online Community||Jayden Laturnus, Jason Beetham|
We look forward to working with all of the students, teachers and schools involved in Caring for our Watersheds to help implement their projects. $10,000 of implementation money is available for students! All student groups are eligible for implementation funding, not just those who are finalists or gems. Please contact us for help implementing your projects.
Thank you again to every teacher and student who put in so much hard work! It gives us great pleasure to read all of the terrific ideas on what YOU would do to help improve your watershed.
Thank you to all of the students, teachers and volunteers who participated. A record 150 entries were received. In a verbal competition in May 23rd, 2015 at the Reynolds-Alberta Museum the top entries presented their project ideas.
The $1,000 first place was awarded to Leah Marshall from Bawlf School for her proposal called, “Pollinators for the Watershed.” Great work everyone!
|Place||Student Names||Idea||School Division||School, Location||Prize Amount|
|1||Leah Marshall||Pollinators for the Watershed||Battle River||Bawlf School, Bawlf||$1000|
|2||Simran Panesar||Interschool Clean-up Committee||Edmonton Public Schools||A. Blair McPherson, Edmonton||$900|
|3||Brooklyn Green, Mina Shin||Get the Tweet on This||Star Catholic||St. Augustine School, Ponoka||$800|
|4||Emily Wang||Soil Farming, Sustainable Development||Edmonton Public Schools||Vernon Bardford Junior High||$700|
|5||Jaycee Dawbin||Carwashes Cleaning the Environment||Battle River||Bashaw School, Bashaw||$600|
|6||Aneri Mavani, Albina Naumenko, Amy Crabtree||The Eco-Friendly Car Wash||Fort McMurray Public Schools||Ecole McTavish, Fort McMurray||$500|
|7||Urvi Patel, Lauren Dara||Making a Paper Free School||Fort McMurray Public Schools||Ecole McTavish, Fort McMurray||$450|
|8||Sydney Hunter||Erosion Control with Balsams||Battle River||Bashaw School, Bashaw||$400|
|9||Jenny Lam, Jessica Han, Tracy Wang||Using Compost||Edmonton Public Schools||Londonderry Junior High School, Edmonton||$350|
|10||Vrunda Patel, Ishani Patel, Bhavi Desai||Installation of Silt Screens on Outflows||Fort McMurray Public Schools||Ecole McTavish, Fort McMurray||$300|
Thank you to all of the students, teachers and volunteers who participated. Over 105 entries were received. In a verbal competition in May 3rd, 2014 at the Reynolds-Alberta Museum the top entries presented their project ideas.
First place was awarded to Tizita Hill, Sofia Capenttini, Michaela Reitsma and Ava Funkhouser from Ecole Secondaire Lacombe Composite for their proposal called, “Aquaponics Food Systems.” Great work everyone!
|Final Place||Award||Student Name(s)||Proposal Name||School|
|1||$1,000||Sofia Capettini, Ava Funkhouser, Tizita Hill, Michaela Reitsma||Aquaponics Food System||Ecole Secondaire Composite, Lacombe|
|2||$900||Isaac Boddy||Hummingbird Garden||Forestburg|
|3||$800||Tyler Elder||Landscaping with Xeriscaping||Bashaw School, Bashaw|
|4||$700||Simran Panesar||Toonies for Trees Campaign||
|5||$600||Jenelle Chen, Christina Luu||Compost Fertilizer||Londonderry Junior High, Edmonton|
|6||$500||Mark Cardinal, Andrea Noskiye||Sustainable Development||Kateri School, Trout Lake|
|7||$450||Jared Chevrie, Mckaila Tunstall, Desiree St. Amant||Cattail Buffering Study||Notre Dame High School, Bonnyville|
|8||$400||Brogan Middleton||Watershed Education Program||Bashaw School, Bashaw|
|9||$350||Ashley Bilhete, Judzeah Sagstuen||Electronic Recycling||John D. Bracco, Edmonton|
|10||$300||Madyson Thomsen||Water Recycling||Charlie Killam, Camrose|
|10||$300||Maham Fatima||Acid Rain Awareness||Ecole McTavish, Fort McMurray|