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Mill Creek Ravine Project fonds
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S.T.O.P - Save Tomorrow, Oppose Pollution
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CA EDM MS-348
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1970 - 1977 (Creation)
- S.T.O.P. - Save Tomorrow, Oppose Pollution
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1.5 m of textual records
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Save Tomorrow, Oppose Pollution, commonly known as S.T.O.P. was an anti-pollution group established in 1970 and dissolved in 1982. It was a voluntary, federally recognized charitable organization created with the purpose of generating public awareness about the dangers of environmental pollution. They carried out a number of activities from creating bottle depots to crusades against corporate polluters.
A sub-group of S.T.O.P., the Mill Creek Build A Park committee, focused on the protection of the Mill Creek Ravine in southeast Edmonton (Ward 2). Their work included the development of a kit, 'The Mill Creek Story', to provide to schools bordering the ravine, for students to learn the natural and human history of the ravine and to conduct experiments measuring water quality, fauna populations, and other indicators of environmental health. They used this work to develop ‘It Really Works! – A Social Action Model’ to advocate for social action in environmental education.
The group worked in conjunction with community groups around the Mill Creek ravine, Alderman Ed Ewasiuk, and various schools to create and promote their projects.
Scope and content
The fonds consists of materials collected, researched and created by the Mill Creek Build A Park committee in their efforts, activities and projects to protect, preserve and advocate for the Mill Creek ravine. It includes their research sources, documents and historical notes about the ravine and partners in the projects. Their projects include: the Mill Creek Crusade; Endangered Homes Project; “Mill Crick” and “Everybody’s Mill Creek” story approaches to the social history of Mill Creek ravine; “The Mill Creek Story”, formerly a series of 5 binders with slide/audio presentation for the purpose of developing environmental education in Mill Creek schools; and “It Really Works!”, a model for social action in environmental education in the classroom.
Immediate source of acquisition
The fonds was donated to the City of Edmonton Archives by Paul McGaffey and Louise Swift, former board members of S.T.O.P., via Alderman Ed Ewasiuk in 1982.
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S.T.O.P. - Save Tomorrow, Oppose Pollution fonds at the Provincial Archives of Alberta.
No further accruals are expected.
Accession numbers: A82-90
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