Water & Watershed Management

Event

Weavers Headwater Havens Conservation Report

Oct 2 2013 - 1:00am

Some of the best-known National and Provincial Parks in the world are set in the Rocky Mountains of Alberta. In the midst of international acclaim for these spectacular Parks, however, the area between them has been overlooked by all but a few. Read more about Weavers Headwater Havens Conservation Report

Location

Lebel Mansion Board Room
696 Kettles Street
Pincher Creek , AB
Media Release

South Saskatchewan Plan Delaying Conservation

Sensitive Milk River Ridge Grasslands Open to Oil Exploration

Alberta Wilderness Association (AWA) has learned that sensitive rough fescue and mixed grasslands on the Milk River Ridge are being opened up to exploration activity in the Alberta Bakken oil play. At the same time, efforts to secure legal designation for these lands are being delayed until the Government of Alberta releases its South Saskatchewan Region Plan (SSRP). Read more about South Saskatchewan Plan Delaying Conservation

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
Media Release

Progress update shows little change, two years after road map to responsible oilsands development released

With substantial progress on only two of 19 recommendations, faster implementation of oilsands environmental solutions needed to secure social license for future development

Edmonton — Two years after the Pembina Institute outlined 19 steps toward responsible oilsands development in a report entitled Solving the Puzzle, and one year after Alison Redford won a majority government, very little progress has been made on the recommended policy improvements, according to an update released by the Institute today. Read more about Progress update shows little change, two years after road map to responsible oilsands development released

Event

May Watershed Ambassador Breakfast

May 17 2013 - 1:30pm to 2:45pm

The Red Deer River Watershed Alliance (RDRWA) is hosting its monthly Ambassador Breakfast.

There will be a presentation by Lynn Robb, Director of Conservation Education with Trout Unlimited Canada. She is going to speak about Trout Unlimited Canada’s Yellow Fish Road program - a fun and interactive water education program that explores our role in maintaining strong and healthy freshwater ecosystems. The program builds on a culture of caring for our waters throughout Canada that drives choices and actions to be a part of a positive change for clean and healthy water. The City of Red Deer is a Yellow Fish Road partner. Read more about May Watershed Ambassador Breakfast

Location

Quality Inn North Hill
7150 50 Avenue
Red Deer , 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
Call for Input

Little Bow Reservoir Rehabilitation and Upgrading Project - Public Comments Invited

Initiative: 
Little Bow Reservoir Rehabilitation and Upgrading Project
Deadline: 
24 Feb 2013

The Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency is conducting a comprehensive study environmental assessment for the Little Bow Reservoir Rehabilitation and Upgrading Project located in Alberta. The public is invited to comment on the Comprehensive Study Report for this proposed project. 

Written comments in either official language must be sent by February 24, 2013. Read more about Little Bow Reservoir Rehabilitation and Upgrading Project - Public Comments Invited

Funding Opportunity

Watershed Stewardship Grant

Deadline: 
1 Feb 2013

The 2013 Watershed Stewardship Grant Program is open. From the Land Stewardship Centre website:

The Watershed Stewardship Grant (WSG) Program provides funding to support collaborative, community-based stewardship efforts consistent with the principles, goals and outcomes of Alberta’s Water for Life strategy. Grants up to $7,500 are issued once per year to eligible groups on a per-project basis.

Fulls details and application instructions for the Watershed Stewardship Grant Program can be found on the Land Stewardship Centre website, or contact the Watershed Stewardship Grant Coordinator at [email protected] or 1–877-727–5276. Read more about Watershed Stewardship Grant

Event

Watershed Ambassador Breakfast

Jan 18 2013 - 2:30pm to Jan 19 2013 - 3:45am

Flow into the new year with a hot buffet breakfast and a presentation on monitoring Alberta's biodiversity! Read more about Watershed Ambassador Breakfast

Location

Quality Inn North Hill
7150 50 Avenue
Red Deer , AB
Event

Watershed Ambassador Breakfast

Nov 16 2012 - 2:30pm to Nov 17 2012 - 3:45am

The next Watershed Ambassador Breakfast will share the history of paddling down the Red Deer River during the times of the Canadian Fur Trade (1779 - 1821). Warm up with a hot breakfast as the winter approaches and enjoy some great stories of the Red Deer River's pioneer paddlers!

Presenter: Peter Allen is an Albertan and experienced canoeist who is very knowledgeable of western Canadian history; specifically, the Canadian Fur Trade of the North West Company and the Hudson's Bay Company. Read more about Watershed Ambassador Breakfast

Location

Quality Inn North Hill
7150 50 (Gaetz) Avenue
Red Deer , AB

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