CBT told water-initiative forum for concerned youths

Youths 15-29 are being invited to sign for CURRENTS — the Columbia Basin Trust’s Youth Water Forum for 2010, being held at Halcyon Hot Springs in Nakusp, September 24-26.

“CBT is looking forward to engaging youth in water issues in the Columbia Basin for a second year at CURRENTS,” Heather Mitchell, CBT’s water initiatives manager, said in a statement released Wednesday.

“We recognize that Basin youth are the future leaders in our communities and will be instrumental in future water-related decisions. CURRENTS is an opportunity for them to learn about important water issues in a fun environment and get involved in water stewardship in the Basin.”

Designed as an experiential field-based weekend, participants will acquire new skills, network with other youth and professionals working in water and learn more about water resources. Those attending will also have the opportunity to take action by starting a water-focused project in their community.

Participation in CURRENTS is free and includes lodging, meals and all scheduled activities. Space is limited so participants are encouraged to sign up early. Registration is available online until September 13 at www.cbt.org/currents.

CBT is committed to working with Basin residents to improve their understanding of and involvement in water issues. CURRENTS is one of several water stewardship projects funded and delivered by CBT. CBT is also working in areas related to water quality, water quantity, water governance and trans-boundary water issues. For more information on CBT’s Water Initiatives, visit www.cbt.org/water.

For more information on CURRENTS, contact Heather Mitchell, Program Manager, Water Initiatives at 1-800-505-8998 or hmitchell@cbt.org.