Chief Joanne Rogers and husband Charlie Rogers participating in the second annual Envirofest on August 13, 2016 in Aamjiwnaang First Nation.

Chief Joanne Rogers and husband Charlie Rogers participating in the second annual Envirofest on August 13, 2016 in Aamjiwnaang First Nation.

By Marina Plain

AAMJIWNAANG FIRST NATION—Approximately 150 Aamjiwnaang community members attended the second annual Envirofest on August 13, 2016.

The Envirofest is an interactive community event that highlights Environment Department initiatives and priorities.

Some initiatives and projects that the department is conducting include projects such as Habitat Restoration, Species at Risk, Antler River Project, Greenhouse, and a Shoreline Softening Project that were on display for all to learn about.

Several oil industries such as Shell, Lanxess, Imperial Oil, Plains Midstream, and Suncor were also set up at Envirofest with information booths throughout the grounds to provide more information about their site operations.

It was a great day of information sharing and a good show of community spirit.

Aamjiwnaang continues to become more educated and practice engagement in regard to the environmental conditions that are part of everyday life.

The Aamjiwnaang Environment committee and community members are committed to preserving the environment they currently live in so that it is healthy for future generations. In doing so, Aamjiwnaang will be a healthy and united Anishinaabek community.

For more information about the Aamjiwnaang Environment visit their Facebook page or website.