Local students provide support

  • Jul. 26, 2010 1:00 p.m.

Submitted by Gwaii Haanas NPR/HHS–The Junior Stewardship Rangers are in action once again. This year the Ministry of Forests is working in partnership with Gwaii Haanas to offer local high school students summer jobs. Program coordinator Greg Grzybowski, a returning university student, has put together an impressive line up of tasks for this year’s student employees – Cavanaugh Alton, Skyler Russ, Joel Richardson, and Daniel Arndt. On July 21, they were helping out with grounds keeping at the Haida Heritage Centre in Skidegate. Mr. Grzybowski says that they will be maintaining trails in Tlell, working at the bird sanctuary in Masset, cleaning up campsites at Grey Bay, and monitoring incubators at the salmon hatchery. They will get a chance to learn about different career paths through their interaction with Ministry of Forests and Gwaii Haanas staff as they help out with specific projects for each of those organizations.The Haida Gwaii Junior Stewardship Ranger program provides local youth with a different lens on the variety of interesting professions that exist on Haida Gwaii, and showcases the opportunities for young people. From the sounds of it, the student employees are going to have a busy summer!