Twenty years ago, ACAP Cape Breton was created under the federal Atlantic Coastal Action Program. Now, this environmental non-profit, charitable organization is the Island’s centre for environmental information and programs.
To highlight ACAP Cape Breton’s work the board and staff are inviting all Cape Bretoners to take part in a year-long celebration. The events begin on Monday, January 9th with a kick-off open members’ meeting. From 7 to 8:30pm the public is invited to a sneak peek into the 20th anniversary celebrations, to learn about ACAP’s activities, and to hear guest speaker Fred Baechler’s presentation entitled “WATER: Damn, That’s Neat Stuff!”. Entertainment will be provided by local music group Heartwood Slacks beginning at 6:45pm.
The new Make A Splash: Water Education Tool Kit will be also be launched at this event. The Tool Kit was created by ACAP Cape Breton in partnership with the CBRM Water Utility and the Cape Breton Victoria Regional School Board to highlight local water issues to elementary school students.
“We’re looking forward to sharing the work we’ve been doing with the public and to provide opportunities for learning and discussion,” says Susan King, Executive Director. “Fred Baechler is a local hydrogeologist and engaging speaker. We are thrilled to launch the new Water Education Tool Kit that provides local information to students in a fun and interactive manner. This is the first event of the 20th anniversary celebrations to mark the impact of ACAP Cape Breton in the community.”
The meeting is open to the public and will take place at ACAP Cape Breton’s Centre for Sustainable Communities at 582 George Street, Sydney on Monday, January 9 at 7:00 p.m.
The Atlantic Coastal Action Program (ACAP) Cape Breton is a non-profit, charitable community organization. Located at 582 George Street in Sydney, this dynamic group integrates environmental, social and economic factors into projects focusing on action, education and ecosystem planning.