HIGH PRAIRIE REGIONAL ENVIRONMENTAL ACTION COMMITTEECategory: Environment, Partners
Founded 20 years ago by a handful of High Prairie residents concerned about the environment and the lack of a local recycling program, the High Prairie Regional Environmental Action Committee (REAC) has since grown to include more than 200 members living in communities all around the Lesser Slave Lake. The scope of its projects has grown as well: aside from its continuing interest in recycling, REAC produces educational videos, supports renewable energy demonstration sites, conducts water quality testing, tracks the treatment of hazardous wastes, and sits on a number of policy advisory committees and boards.
REAC was incorporated in 1989 as a non-profit society and obtained its Charity Status with Revenue Canada in 2007. Communities represented include High Prairie, Sucker Creek First Nation, Enilda, Joussard, Faust, Driftpile First Nation, Kinuso, Swan River First Nation, Widewater, Wagner, Slave Lake, Wabasca and Smith.