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Eco East surveying Prescott-Russell residents for future direction

Eco East surveying Prescott-Russell residents for future direction

Eco East would like to hear from Prescott-Russell residents in order to help them determine their future direction.

As part of the organization’s community engagement strategy, volunteers with Eco East have developed a survey and are inviting residents county-wide to participate in voicing their environmental priorities and concerns.

Stephanie Marcil, an Eco East volunteer, explained that this is a unique survey for Prescott Russell. We are reaching out to schools in the region, various organizations and environmental groups we’re trying to go very broad with (the survey).

Eco East will host the official launch on Tuesday, March 29th. However, the survey can be completed online. Eco East Survey. The survey will remain open until April 16.

Marcil said Eco East hopes to receive feedback from residents as well on what questions group members should pose to local candidates for the upcoming provincial election at a ‘town hall’ meeting to be held prior to the election.

We’re hoping it will (provide information for) some conversations we want to have with political candidates for the upcoming elections, Marcil said. We’re hoping we can draw on some of this information to say ‘this is what the community is saying’.

Eco East is a volunteer-powered non profit organization in the United Counties of Prescott Russell. It works in the areas of habitat conservation and renewal, climate action, and waste reduction. Eco East’s mission promotes a love of and respect for the environment and encourages community participation. The group is known for its tree planting program, community dialogue sessions and green-business recognition program. It also collaborated with United Counties of Prescott Russell in the creation of a regional climate plan.

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“There are so many approaches we can take to protect our environment in Prescott-Russell – for our sense of community, our livelihoods and those of future generations, said Lisa Deacon, President of Eco East. We are really eager to hear what residents consider to be our biggest challenges, and our biggest opportunities.”

More information on Eco East can be found on the group’s Facebook page.

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