Sustainability focus of watershed tour

Sustainability leaders from across B.C. are embarking on the trip of a lifetime Thursday.

Sustainability leaders from across B.C. are embarking on the trip of a lifetime Thursday.

They have been selected to take part in the Sustainable Living Leadership Program, a 25-day educational adventure run by the not-for-profit Rivershed Society of BC.

The group will journey the route of the salmon from the Fraser River?s headwaters near Mount Robson to the shores of Vancouver.

Travelling 1,400 kilometres by canoe, raft, shuttle van, and on foot, participants learn about sustainable living and responsible community and resource development, while immersed in the ever-changing scenery of the Fraser River.

During their journey, the SLLP participants are also designing a sustainability project to implement in their home communities upon their return.

Among the participants is Leigh Herbert, of Enderby, who will provide video and written description of watersheds while on a series of self-propelled trips in the Shuswap area.