Youth and Ecological Restoration Program
Helping vulnerable youth build healthy community relationships with both the human and natural worlds.
Through restoring local watersheds with community members,
youth gain a sense of worth, belonging and place.
NEWS & EVENTS AT YER
On July 10th at 12:00 pm the Youth and Ecological Restoration Program (YER) will have two youth, Michelle Burgess and Austin Waskul, lead a tour about Oyster River salmon. This YER, Phase II project is funded by Ministry of Children and Family Development (MCFD) and...read more
The Youth and Ecological Restoration Program reached a ten year milestone last year. To commemorate this milestone we had a celebration at Zocalo Cafe and prepared a thorough review of the program. (See embedded report below.) "As creator and coordinator of YER, I...read more
On August 24th at 12:00 pm the Youth and Ecological Restoration Program (YER) will host the third and final 2014 youth led public tour at Bear Creek Nature Park. This is a YER, Phase II project funded by the Ministry of Children and Family Development and the Comox...read more
Youth and Ecological Restoration Annual Report 2014 Click here to view this report on...read more
July 20th at 12:00 pm two youth from Youth and Ecological Restoration Program (YER) will give a nature tour through Wildwood Marsh and Forest. This is a YER, Phase II project funded by BC Ministry of Children and Family Development and Comox Valley Regional...read more
by Renee Andor - Comox Valley Record; posted Jun 18, 2014 at 4:00 PM Ten years ago, Wendy Kotilla started a program merging restorative justice and ecological restoration in the Comox Valley. Now, as Kotilla's Youth and Ecological Restoration (YER) program...read more
On June 25th at 6:00 pm at Zocalo Café, the Youth and Ecological Restoration Program (YER) is ecstatic to be celebrating ten years of service with vulnerable youth in the Comox Valley. Youth gain a sense of worth, belonging and place by working with community groups...read more
On June 15th at Royston Wrecks, two youth from the Youth and Ecological Restoration Program (YER) will lead a public tour about Great Blue Herons. This is a YER, Phase II project made possible with funding from Ministry of Children and Family Development,...read more
"Through the sharing of oral histories and traditional skills, the goal of the Lake Trail Living History Project is to reawaken our community heritage." During a year of public programs with the Living History Project, young and old joined...read more