NALT suffers computer woes

The Nanaimo and Area Land Trust’s Nanaimo River Symposium Project is running into a snag with computers that are too few and too old.

Jennifer Wilson

Jennifer Wilson

The Nanaimo and Area Land Trust’s Nanaimo River Symposium Project is running into a snag with computers that are too few and too old.

NALT is receiving assistance through the provincial government’s Job Creation Partnerships Program which provides five students to help plan the fall symposium.

The bad news is NALT relies heavily on donated office equipment and the five JCP members are trying to get their work done on three computers that have seen better days.

So the team is combing the community to find more computers to work on.

“We have been reaching out in any way we can think of,” said  Lisa Fiske JCP team member. “We have put ads on Craig’s List and Kijiji, and have been contacting local businesses and organizations to see if they can help us with donations.”

Anyone with a relatively new, efficient computer that is surplus to their needs is asked to consider donating it to NALT and the program team.

In return, they will receive a charitable tax receipt for the value of the computer, plus free registration to the Nanaimo River Strategies Symposium scheduled for Sept. 24-25 at Vancouver Island University.

For more information, please contact NALT’s river team at 250-714-1994 or e-mail riverteam1@nalt.bc.ca.

Meanwhile. the land trust is hosting its annual summer picnic Sunday (Aug. 14) from noon to 4 p.m. at Parnassian Woods (the Van Kerkoerle property in Cassidy).

The afternoon includes a wild salmon barbecue, live music, games and activities and guided walks of the property.

Parnassian Woods is off Spruston Road in Cassidy. Please look for NALT picnic signs.

For more information, please call 250-714-1994.