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Nanaimo Regional District holding workshops and tours for Water to Earth Month

Events ongoing until Earth Day in April
A tour of the Nanaimo River watershed will be one of the events the Regional District of Nanaimo has planned for Water to Earth Month. (Submitted photo)

The Regional District of Nanaimo will be awash with events as it teams with numerous partners to celebrate Water to Earth Month.

In-person and virtual events and activities to honour Water to Earth month will be ongoing until April 22, Earth Day, an RDN press release said, with a theme of “accelerating change” with a focus on partnerships and co-operation to “invest in our planet.”

The regional district is teaming with organizations including the City of Nanaimo, Nanaimo and Area Land Trust, Vancouver Island University and Mosaic Forest Management on more than a dozen events including workshops on water-wise gardening, wells, and natural landscapes, tours of the Nanaimo River watershed and water treatment plant and Hamilton Marsh and Englishman River Estuary, and a ‘BioBlitz,’ in which people take inventory of plants and animals in their backyard.

Online contests will also be held in which participants can “share water conservation and climate action photos and stories on the RDN’s social media channels.”

The regional district hopes residents get a lot out of this year’s events, said Vanessa Craig, RDN board chairperson, in the press release.

“Collaborative relationships and community initiatives that protect our watersheds are highlighted in this year’s Water to Earth Month,” she said. “We invite residents to get involved and learn how we can work together to protect our shared water resources.”

For more information, or to register for events, go to

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