Official Launch of Ecoposts Project

The Ecoposts project was officially launched as part of the KNAP Earth Day event at Huron Natural Area on Saturday April 29, 2017.

EcoPosts showcases Waterloo Region’s natural heritage, and encourages people to explore the outdoors. Signs placed in various natural areas provide links (through QR codes) to descriptions on the Ecoposts website ecoposts.ca.

 

Ecoposts Poster

 

In between two of the live bird shows, there were short speeches given by:

 

Stephanie Sobek-Swant
Stephanie Sobek-Swant

Stephanie Sobek-Swant, president of Waterloo Region Nature. WRN sponsored the Ecoposts project and a number of WRN members contributed their expertise to provide content for the Ecoposts website.

 

Roger Suffling
Roger Suffling

Roger Suffling. Roger was the main architect for the Ecoposts project, and wrote much of the content for the website.

 

Ken Seiling
Ken Seiling

Ken Seiling, Chair, Region of Waterloo. The Region of Waterloo provided a grant for the Ecoposts project from the Community Environmental Fund. An additional grant was provided by the TD Friends of the Environment Foundation.

 

Rob Feick
Rob Feick

Rob Feick, University of Waterloo. Rob set up the initial development environment for the project as the website was being designed and content created.

 

For more details on what Ecoposts is all about, see this article which appeared in the Kitchener Post and the Waterloo Chronicle: Nature entices on mobile devices.