Halton Hills and North Halton newspapers
Letters to the editor...P.O.W.E.R. appreciates newspaper coverage
Independent & Free Press (Georgetown, ON), 9 Aug 2006, p. 6

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Dear editor, On behalf of P.O.W.E.R. (Protect Our Water and Environmental Resources), I would like to thank you for publishing Sabrina Byrnes' treeplanting picture recently. Though P.O.W.E.R. was originally born as an advocacy organization to protect the Acton quarry from being used as a garbage dump, we have evolved significantly over time to become Halton Hills' not-for-profit voice for the environment. One of our key goals within this evolution is the promotion of environmental awareness through education, and to provide extensive reforestation in north Halton (our Future Forests program). Working with thousands of elementary students, secondary students, and community members, P.O.W.E.R. has planted more than 11,000 trees in 10 local sites (including 1,650 this spring), and established a full outdoor education program (soil, water, and forest studies) for secondary students. Through the efforts of your paper we are able to extend information about P.O.W.E.R.'s mandate to a greater audience. This helps us to gain recognition, and assists our efforts within the community. So, thank you again. The picture and the recognition was appreciated. Ian Barrett, Co-ordinator P.O.W.E.R.

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Letters to the editor...P.O.W.E.R. appreciates newspaper coverage