Leta van Duin B.Sc.
Leta van Duin’s background in GIS, communications, civil engineering support, and urban landscape stewardship has prepared her to appreciate the needs and interests of a wide range of stakeholders involved with the ALIDP. From her work in environmental modelling using GIS, including projects such as modelling and mapping erosion risk for arable land in the province of Manitoba and leading the GIS implementation for the West Nose Creek stream corridor assessment within Calgary, Leta has gained a deep appreciation of the many factors that are involved in understanding our watersheds. Through ten years of civil and environmental consulting engineering support she honed her graphic design and technical communications skills. More recently, she designed and managed the construction of the Emerald Award-nominated naturalization and rain garden project at Alexander Ferguson Elementary School in Calgary. This project is a case study in the Land Stewardship Network’s Green Communities Guide. She has consulted to the University of Calgary on bioswale plant selection and enjoys growing her own native plants.