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Bow River News - May 15th, 2007

1. Support Bow Riverkeeper and watch the WATERWALKER Film Festival!

Support Bow Riverkeeper and have fun watching a collection of the best canoeing, kayaking, and environmental films of the year! On Friday, May 18th at Mount Royal College in Jenkins Theatre, starting at 7:00 pm, the WATERWALKER Film Festival will be shown in Calgary for one night only! Tickets are $10 in advance or $12 at the door. They are available in person at Undercurrents or by phone at 262-GEAR. There is a "Will Call" at the door. All proceeds will benefit Bow Riverkeeper. Read more »

Posted May 15, 2007 by Anonymous

Athabasca River Basin Stewardship Conference & AEN Annual General Meeting

Description:
A bioregional gathering of all friends of the Athabasca River Basin from Jasper through Ft. Chipewyan and beyond. The conference will offer an exciting opportunity to support and strengthen existing groups and build new ones as we build and launch a coalition focusing on the protection of the Athabasca River.The weekend will include plenaries and panel discussions on water management in the province and for the Athabasca specifically. Speakers currently include: Dr. David Schindler, Dr. John O'Connor, Andrew Nikiforuk, and many more.The Alberta Environmental Network Annual General Meeting and Spring Caucus Meetings will be held in conjunction with the conference. Caucuses include:

  • Clean Air & Energy;
  • Toxics & Waste Avoidance;
  • Forests & Wilderness;
  • Water;
  • Agriculture;
  • Parks;
  • Electricity Working Group; and
  • Oil Sands Strategy Working Group.

Joint registration for the conference and AEN meetings is available. Conference ScheduleDownload Conference Program (pdf) Registration Information Read more »

Gearing up for Alberta Water Quality Awareness Day 2007

Be a part of something big!

On-line registration is now open! Register early to avoid being disappointed.

Have you ever wondered about the quality of water in your local stream or wetland? Albertans will have the opportunity to learn more about their local waterways during the third annual Alberta Water Quality Awareness (AWQA) Day on June 5, 2007.

AWQA Day provides free test kits for participants to get outside and learn about the water quality of any lake, stream, wetland or other surface waterbody of interest. Read more »

Posted April 11, 2007 by Anonymous

Act Now To Protect The Bow River And Protected Areas In The Bow Valley

All Albertans who care about protecting the Bow River, Bow Valley Provincial Park, Bow Valley Wildland Park, and other protected areas should contact the following politicians now and oppose the development of a new town proposed for the Horseshoe Lands on the banks of the Bow River at the entrance to the Rocky Mountains, or at the very least request that the Province require an Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) before any development proposal is considered for this area.

The Honourable Ed Stelmach, Premier
E-mail: premier [at] gov [dot] ab [dot] ca Read more »

Posted March 19, 2007 by Anonymous

Bow River News - March 1st, 2007

1. Water Supply as a Limiting Factor for a New Town Proposed in the Bow Valley

Water supply may limit a new development-in fact, a new community of up to 5500 residents and over 2900 residential, commercial, and community facilities by 2022-in Alberta's Bow Valley. Public hearings are occurring on March 1 and March 5 at 1 pm and 7 pm, respectively, at the Exshaw Community Hall. Bow Riverkeeper will recommend to Council for the MD of Bighorn to delay approval of the Area Structure Plan (AS) until issues surrounding water supply and wastewater are addressed. Read more »

Posted March 2, 2007 by Anonymous

World Water Day film screenings and discussion

Location:
Calgary

Description:
This film evening celebrates World Water Day, a United Nations designated day (actually March 22) reminding us all of the importance of water.First Christian Reformed Church Auditorium3818 14A St. SW, CalgaryFreeFilms to be Screened:1. Ganga : From the Ground Up 2006Director Yves Sadurni Dupont Read more »

Short Course in Stable Gas Isotopes in Groundwater

Location:
Edmonton

Description:
From: Mary Griffiths, Pembina InstituteThe following course may be of interest to some people living in rural Alberta.Dr. Karlis Muehlenbachs at the University of Alberta, who does isotopic analysis on gas from water samples taken under Alberta Environment's baseline water well testing program and for complaint investigations, has arranged for a short course on isotopic analysis. It will be given by an international expert, as described below. Read more »

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