Megan Blampin, Devon
We know what was here before, what’s here now, and what we need to do before we leave.
I grew up in a town called Big River, surrounded by lakes. From a young age I knew I wanted to do something with the environment.
As a biologist in the oil sands, it’s my job to understand the water chemistry of the lakes and streams around our oil sands drilling site, so we don’t affect it. It’s a matter of frequently collecting samples, and monitoring the plants, soil and animals, including rare species like Arctic Grayling and Woodland Caribou.
Everyone I work with loves the outdoors. The last thing we want to do is harm it.
We are using innovation to help us return the land we use - including reclaiming tailings ponds - to a sustainable landscape that is equal to or better than how we found it.