Telus Corp. of Burnaby has donated $10,000 to support the Fraser River Discovery Centre’s education programs aimed at connecting individuals with the living and working Fraser River. The primary recipient is the FRDC’s River School, which offers interactive activities to school groups to increase awareness and understanding of the Fraser and its importance to BC.
The Fraser River drains almost 250,000 square kilometers of the province, an area that that houses two-thirds of BC’s population and generates 80 percent of its economic activity.
Themes of the River School include watershed awareness, solutions to pollution, the ecology of the white sturgeon, aboriginal history and plant ecology. It is offered to school groups of all ages throughout the Lower Mainland.
The River School also receives support from Canadian Heritage, RBC Blue Water Project, Port Metro Vancouver, TD Friends of the Environment, the City of New Westminster, and the Hamber and Chris Spencer Foundations.
Located on the waterfront in New Westminster, the Fraser River Discovery Centre is BC’s premier interpretive centre focusing on one of Canada’s greatest rivers. www.fraserriverdiscovery.org.