The 2019 West Kootenay EcoSociety AGM took place in Castlegar on March 14 and was a fun and inclusive meeting with five children joining. Including everyone from seniors to children in discussions about how we make the Kootenays a safer and healthier place is an important part of building solutions that work for our community.

Three new board members have joined our Board of Directors team: Morag Cater, Nicole Hergert and Shannon Marshall.

Morag lives in Warfield and works in Trail. Morag spent 25 years working on environmental campaigns for a range of Canadian and international organizations and has a deep passion for the health of ecosystems and communities. She’s thrilled to be able to offer whatever expertise or life experience to support the plans that the West Kootenay EcoSociety has developed to fight climate change and to conserve our abundant wild spaces.

Nicole and Shannon both live in Castlegar. Nicole is a parent and an active member of the Castlegar community. She is excited to be a member of the West Kootenay EcoSociety Board of Directors and is looking forward to moving West Kootenay communities closer to achieving a fossil free world by 2050 and increasing access to local food sources. The natural environment has always been important to Shannon– it’s guided his education and employment and is one of the primary reasons he’s remained in the region after moving here almost two decades ago. Being a Board member for the West Kootenay EcoSociety is an honour and an opportunity for Shannon to do a small part in helping to ensure that future generations are able to appreciate the unique natural environment that helps make the West Kootenay such a special place. His experience in local government includes considerable work in adapting and planning for climate change and using GIS to communicate and analyze its impacts.

See a complete list of our Board members.