WATCH has decided to include the SDH (hospital) Progress Report on our webpage to honour the many citizens
who fought to keep our Sydenham District Hospital and its Emergency Department. It demonstrates the
resilience of this community to protect our health and well-being. In the same theme, WATCH's focus
is the environmental health and well-being of our community. Thank you to the community in supporting
these types of initiatives.
Does your organization need recycling bins for Special Events? Please contact us.
How did we do?
Invited by Ministry of Environment Conservation and Parks to participate in:
the Industry Pollution Action Team Task Force (2005)
the External Working Groups for stricter regulations on Environmental Penalties (2004)
and Technical Standards regulations for Benzene (2016) and Sulphur dioxide Reg. 530/18.
Invited by CK municipality to participate on
Task Force to assess the feasibility of closing the Wallaceburg Water Filtration Plant.
Membership in local industry advisory panels
hosted by Arlanxeo, CF, Nova, Dow, Ineos Styrolution, Cabot, TransAlta.
St. Clair River BPAC and Friends of St. Clair.
Two of the BPAC Canadian co-chairs have been from WATCH.
The first Emergency Response Plan for Wallaceburg and area, which was distributed to every household in the area.
Recycling Manual for volunteer organizations is a step by step outline for hosting events that require recycling and reduction in waste, accessed online.
All meetings are open to the public and media.
Minutes and financial transaction can be found online, financial records audited by external 3rd party.
All members are volunteers and do not receive remuneration for their time.
Projects are consulted in advance for feedback.
WATCH respects the diversity of opinions of its members to be inclusive not divisive through facilitation to bring awareness and knowledge.
Respect for Indigenous (Anishnabe) knowledge:
We have an ongoing dialogue with members of indigenous communities of Bkejwanong(Walpole) and Aamjiwnaang.
The land we are gathered on is part of the Chippewa, Odawa, Potawatomi as well as the unceded territory of Bkejwanong Walpole
Island First Nation, home of the Three Fires Confederacy of the Ojibwa, Odawa and Pottawatami nations. These nations known as
the Anishnaabek, agreed through their ancestral languages to the mutual sharing of the land, with obligations and responsibilities
to the environment. Today these responsibilities and obligations extend to all peoples.
Service to community
Managed community events recycling program free of charge with donations from Community Futures, Ridge Landfill Trust
and Enbridge. The trailer and bins are currently owned by a 3rd party agreement with Wallaceburg Kinsmen, to cover cost of
insurance and warehousing.
Provided summer employment and mentoring for students on environmental projects within the community.