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Stewards in Motion— Red Deer

Feb 5 2015 - 9:30am - 4:30pm

Transforming collaboration to advance lo​cal stewardship efforts

This interactive event gives participants the opportunity to actively learn, share, and engage in collaborative dialogue across sectors. Using the newly developed environmental stewardship framework, participants will:

  • Learn how stewardship and resource management principles can more effectively be incorporated into the land-use planning and development process
  • Identify and discuss local potential projects that would benefit from applying this approach, then develop a process for implementation
  • Share results, identify opportunities, needs and gaps in the region
  • Read more »

Location

Quality Inn, North Hill
7150 50 Avenue
Red Deer, AB T4N 6A5

Posted February 4, 2015 by AEN

Call for Delegates: ENGO Sector Member, AWC Lake Management Project Team

Initiative: 
Lake Management Project Team
Position: 
ENGO Sector Member
Application Deadline: 
12 Feb 2015 (All day)

The purpose of this initiative is to provide recommendations for improved lake management in Alberta to support achievement of Water for Life goals.

Objectives:

  • Document and assess the current state of lake management planning and governance (e.g., roles and responsibilities) in Alberta.
  • Identify gaps, redundancies and opportunities for improvements in lake management.
  • Develop recommendations toward effective lake management in Alberta, including roles and responsibilities.
  • Read more »

Posted January 30, 2015 by AEN

Call for Delegate: ENGO Sector Member, Alberta Water Council

Initiative: 
Alberta Water Council
Position: 
Director, ENGO Sector
Application Deadline: 
12 Feb 2015 (All day)

The Alberta Environmental Network is looking for one representative to participate as a member on the Alberta Water Council completing a two-year term that began October 2014.

The Alberta Water Council (AWC) has been tasked with tracking implementation of the Alberta Water for Life strategy, a province-wide approach to the protection of watersheds in Alberta.

Read more »

Posted January 30, 2015 by AEN

Alberta Peace River Dam Project Cancelled By TransAlta

20 Jan 2015

On January 16, TransAlta Corporation withdrew its application to the Alberta Utilities Commission (AUC) for a 9 year extension of the approved construction date of its Dunvegan Hydroelectric Project, citing substantial information requests from stakeholders, a potentially long and costly hearing process, and unfavourable project economics. Alberta Wilderness Association (AWA) welcomes the withdrawal of the 100 MW hydro power project as positive news for local residents and the Peace’s aquatic and river valley ecosystem. Read more »

Posted January 20, 2015 by AEN

Oil Sands Monitoring Symposium

Feb 24 2015 (All day) - Feb 25 2015 (All day)

The Oil Sands Monitoring Symposium will be held on February 24-25, 2015 at the Shaw Conference Centre in Edmonton, Alberta.

This two-day event will feature technical presentations on monitoring activities and results collected during the three year Joint Canada/Alberta Implementation Plan for Oil Sands Monitoring (JOSM). Scientists will present findings related to: air, water, biodiversity and wildlife health, monitoring standards and protocols, and innovative monitoring tools and techniques.

The symposium is designed for individuals interested in the scientific basis of oil sands monitoring including: environmental consultants; researchers from academic institutions, non-profit organizations, industry and government agencies; First Nations and Metis organizations; as well, students, instructors and others in the academic community and any group interested in oil sands monitoring results are encouraged to attend. 

There is no cost to attend this event; however, participants must register in advance.

Location

Shaw Conference Centre
9797 Jasper Avenue NW
Edmonton, AB

Posted December 23, 2014 by AEN

Alberta’s New Water Plan Pulls Back on Prior Environmental Promises

18 Dec 2014

Alberta's Water Conversation Action Plan released yesterday outlines intended actions on four water topics the government discussed with Albertans in early 2013. While committing to improve lake health and strengthen groundwater protection from fracking, the overall plan falls short of 2009 Water for Life Action Plan commitments to improve aquatic ecosystem health. Read more »

Posted December 18, 2014 by AEN

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

12 Nov 2014

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 »

Posted November 13, 2014 by AEN

Marda Loop Justice Film Festival

Nov 18 2014 (All day) - Nov 23 2014 (All day)

Justice Film Festival LogoThe 9th Annual Marda Loop Justice Film Festival runs November 18-23, 2014. The Festival is a 6-day documentary film celebration, held at the River Park Church Auditorium, plus Stephen Leacock Theater at Mount Royal University, the Globe Theatre, and John Dutton Theatre at the Central Library. We will screen 24 documentaries—please stay for post-film conversations.

Free Admission Read more »

Location

various locations Calgary, AB

Posted October 24, 2014 by AEN

Call for Comments: Off-Stream Reservoir Project Proposed Terms of Reference for Environmental Impact Assessment

Initiative: 
Alberta Transportation Springbank Off-Stream Reservoir Project Proposed Terms of Reference for Environmental Impact Assessment
Deadline: 
14 Nov 2014 (All day)

Public Notice

The Springbank Off-Stream Reservoir Project was identified as a part of the Government of Alberta’s 2014 flood mitigation study. It is located at legal land location 24-24-4-W5M in Rocky View County, 11 kilometres west of Calgary and 18.5 kilometres upstream from the Glenmore Reservoir. This Project considers diverting extreme flood flow from the Elbow River into an off-stream reservoir where it would be temporarily contained and later released back into the Elbow River after the flood peak has passed. Read more »

Posted October 22, 2014 by AEN

Stewards in Motion

Nov 6 2014 - 9:30am - 3:30pm

Transforming collaboration to advance lo​cal stewardship efforts

This interactive event gives participants the opportunity to actively learn, share, and engage in collaborative dialogue across sectors. Using the newly developed environmental stewardship framework, participants will:

  • Learn how stewardship and resource management principles can more effectively be incorporated into the land-use planning and development process
  • Identify and discuss local potential projects that would benefit from applying this approach, then develop a process for implementation
  • Share results, identify opportunities, needs and gaps in the region
  • Read more »

Location

Portage College
9531 94 Avenue
Lac La Biche, AB T0A 2C0

Posted September 26, 2014 by AEN

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