North Saskatchewan Riverkeeper

Media Release

Obed Mine Spill One Year Later: Groups Call for Charges to be Laid, Impacts Disclosed

It has been a year since the Obed Mountain Coal Mine disaster. The mine was owned at the time by Sherritt International but has since been purchased by Westmoreland Coal Company. The breach of a containment pond spilled 670 million litres of toxic tailings into the Athabasca River and its tributaries. Five weeks later this plume of contaminated water had worked its way through the Peace Athabasca Delta and into the North West Territories. Read more about Obed Mine Spill One Year Later: Groups Call for Charges to be Laid, Impacts Disclosed

Event

Playing on the North Saskatchewan River in Edmonton

May 22 2014 - 12:00am to 2:30am

Current Impacts & Update on Recreational Water Quality for
People & Fish

From the North Saskatchewan Riverkeeper website:

Our North Saskatchewan River is a natural and recreational treasure. However, two of the most commonly asked questions of the Riverkeeper are:

"Is it safe to recreate in and on the North Saskatchewan River in Edmonton?"

"Is the water quality safe and suitable for fish in Edmonton?"

Read more about Playing on the North Saskatchewan River in Edmonton>

Location

ECHA 2-190 Lecture Hall
Edmonton Clinic Health Academy (SW corner of 87 Avenue & 114 Street)
Edmonton , AB
Event

The DeadCold Run supporting the North Saskatchewan Riverkeeper

Feb 22 2014 - 9:00pm

From North Saskatchewan Riverkeeper:

The NSRK has a lot on the go in 2014 with a focus on the North Saskatchewan River in Edmonton.

We are kicking off 2014 as the charity of choice for the Saturday, February 22 DEADCOLD RUN.

Think zombies in winter chasing you around a winter-themed run and obstacle course at Rundle Park.

Read more about The DeadCold Run supporting the North Saskatchewan Riverkeeper>

Location

Rundle Family Centre
Rundle Park
Edmonton , AB
Event

"Stand Up For The River" Race and Spectator Event

Aug 24 2013 - 4:00pm to 7:00pm

Saturday morning, August 24, is your chance to join the North Saskatchewan Riverkeeper and "Stand Up for the River".

Come check out the Easy Rider Stand Up Paddleboard (SUP) race and tour from Hawrelak/Laurier Park bridge or other viewing points along the the North SK River down to Rafter's Landing. Other good spots include the LRT bridge and the trail west of Groat Bridge in MacKinnon Ravine Park. Read more about "Stand Up For The River" Race and Spectator Event

Location

Laurier Park
Edmonton , AB
Event

Edmonton Water Week

Mar 18 2013 - 6:00am to Mar 22 2013 - 6:00am

From the Edmonton Water Week website:

Edmonton Water Week is a full week of events to mark World Water Day, which falls annually on March 22, following a United Nations initiative that grew out of the 1992 United Nations Conference on Environment and Development (UNCED) in Rio de Janeiro.
 

Read more about Edmonton Water Week>

Location

various locations Edmonton , AB
Event

Save Our Lakes: The Health Impacts of Toxic Blue-Green Algae Blooms in Alberta

Mar 20 2013 - 12:00am to 2:30am

Come join the North Saskatchewan Riverkeeper and ALMS for an evening of discussion and education on the topic of toxic blue-green algae blooms in our lakes.

Toxic blue-green algae blooms are a known threat to swimmable, drinkable, fishable waters because of the human health impacts.

Our objectives for the evening are to provide the participants with the reasons for the concern and provide answers on what we can do and not do. Our promise is an evening that will both educate and entertain all those who attend and discussion that will impact the way we think and act regarding our Alberta lakes. Read more about Save Our Lakes: The Health Impacts of Toxic Blue-Green Algae Blooms in Alberta

Location

Atrium and Lecture Theatre 150
Telus Centre - University of Alberta (87 Avenue & 111 Street)
Edmonton , AB
Event

"Water in Focus" Photo Exhibition

Apr 27 2012 - 1:00am to 4:00am

The North Saskatchewan Riverkeeper (NSRK) is proud to present the 1st annual "Water in Focus" photo exhibition from 7 to 10 pm on Thursday April 26, 2012. The event will be hosted by NSRK Chairperson and President, Karen Percy Lowe. The Yellowhead Brewery's historic red brick building, located 10229-105 Street, in downtown Edmonton will be transformed into a gallery for an evening of photography, live beats, and local food and beer. Funds raised from this inaugural event will help support NSRK youth and community watershed stewardship education activities.  Read more about "Water in Focus" Photo Exhibition

Location

Yellowhead Brewery
10229 105 Street
Edmonton , AB
Funding Opportunity

Water in Focus Photo Contest

Deadline: 
31 Mar 2012

Come celebrate our waters through the lens of a camera!

Click here for all of the details.

The North Saskatchewan Riverkeeper is launching our first "Water in Focus" Photo Contest and Event Exhibition.  The photo contest and exhibition are focused on four "water-themed" photo categories that capture everyone's relationship with water.  Every amateur photographer in Canada either has a photo or can take a photo that fits one of our categories.

The photo contest entry and payment is all online, secure, and confidential.  We want as many people as possible to be involved with celebrating our waters through photography and the dialogue one photo can create about our water. The photo contest will be open until March 31/2012. Read more about Water in Focus Photo Contest

Event

Groundwater: Unlocking the Secrets to Alberta's Most Important Resource

Mar 20 2012 - 12:30am to 2:30am

Presenter: Jon Fennell, M.Sc., Ph.D., P.Geol, Principal Hydrogeologist

Come join the North Saskatchewan Riverkeeper and North Saskatchewan Watershed Alliance for an interactive and educational evening on the groundwater beneath our feet.

The objectives of our event are to stimulate discussion, create awareness and provide answers to the following questions: 1) What is groundwater? 2) Why groundwater is so important to us and all living things? 3) What are the human impacts on groundwater for now and the future? Our groundwater footprint 4) What can we do to preserve our most important resource? Read more about Groundwater: Unlocking the Secrets to Alberta's Most Important Resource

Location

Global Cafe, Jasper Place High School
8950 163 Street
T5R 2P2 Edmonton , AB
Story

"Water in Focus" Photo Contest & Photo Exhibition

Come celebrate our waters through the lens of a camera!

Click here for all of the details.

The North Saskatchewan Riverkeeper is launching our first "Water in Focus" Photo Contest and Event Exhibition.  The photo contest and exhibition are focused on four "water-themed" photo categories that capture everyone's relationship with water.  Every amateur photographer in Canada either has a photo or can take a photo that fits one of our categories.

The photo contest entry and payment is all online, secure, and confidential.  We want as many people as possible to be involved with celebrating our waters through photography and the dialogue one photo can create about our water. The photo contest starts today and will be open until March 31/2012. Read more about "Water in Focus" Photo Contest & Photo Exhibition

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