Coquitlam River Watershed Roundtable unveils new website with virtual tours

 

The Coquitlam River Watershed Roundtable unveiled a brand new website this week (www.coqutilamriverwatershed.ca).  This new website features a tour of nine places along the Coquitlam River, from the dam at Coquitlam Lake to Kwikwetlem First Nation at Colony Farm, where the Coquitlam River empties into the Fraser River. 

“A website with virtual tours was identified as the first priority project to be undertaken by the Coquitlam River Watershed Roundtable in early 2011” says Maurice Coulter-Boisvert, Community Advisor, Fisheries and Oceans Canada.  “The website was designed to provide a one stop shop for residents, teachers, students, consultants, volunteers, visitors or anyone else looking for information about the watershed or work being done to improve the health of the watershed.”
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In addition to a tour of nine stops along the river, the website features videos and photos taken within the watershed, a fully searchable database of documents and maps, a calendar of events, and a news archive.  The features and content of the website are being improved almost daily.

“The website is a dynamic one. Watch for additional content and updates including new multi-media resources for teachers in the future,” says Elaine Willis, retired teacher and member of the Coquitlam River Watershed Roundtable and the Tri-City Green Council.  “We are inviting other partners – including local businesses, institutions, and organizations that share our common vision of a healthy Coquitlam River Watershed to partner with us to expand and contribute to the content of our website.”

The website was designed by New Earth Marketing under the direction of seven members of the Coquitlam River Watershed Roundtable, including the Cities of Coquitlam and Port Coquitlam, Fisheries and Oceans Canada, Kwikwetlem First Nation/Watershed Watch Salmon Society, Jack Cewe Ltd, Port Coquitlam and District Hunting and Fishing Club and the Tri-City Green Council. Funding support for redevelopment of the website was provided by Fisheries and Oceans Canada and the Port Coquitlam and District Hunting and Fishing Club.

Formed in 2011, the Coquitlam River Watershed Roundtable is a non-government organization that coordinates and implements activities that promote the long-term sustainability of the Coquitlam River Watershed. Now entering its second year, the Roundtable Core Committee has begun to work on new projects, including an educational watershed cafe series and the first phase of a Coquitlam River Watershed Plan. To connect with the Roundtable, learn more, or find out how you can get involved, please visit the new website at www.coquitlamriverwatershed.ca.

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