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

Youth Tour on Oyster River Salmon

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...

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Youth and Ecological Restoration Ten Year Review

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...

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Youth Lead Bear Creek Nature Park Tour

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...

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Discover Wildwood – Youth Led Nature Tour

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...

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Local youth program celebrates milestone

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...

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Youth Program Celebrates 10 Years!

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...

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