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Stewards in Motion

Nov 27 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
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Location

Rochon Sands Community Hall
1 Hall Street
Rochon Sands, AB T0C 3B0

Posted September 26, 2014 by AEN

Call for Delegate: ENGO Sector Member, Alberta Water Council

Position: 
Member, ENGO Sector
Application Deadline: 
26 Sep 2014 (All day)

The Alberta Environmental Network is looking for one representative to participate as a member on the Alberta Water Council for a two-year term beginning 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.

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Posted September 18, 2014 by AEN

8th Annual Great Canadian Shoreline Clean Up

Sep 23 2014 - 10:00am

Join the Castle‐Crown Wilderness Coalition on September 23rd, 10:00 AM, at the boat dock at Beaver Mines Lake. Dress for the weather, don’t forget your hat and bring sunscreen, bug spray, water, and a bag lunch. Everyone is welcome to participate. Join us for an environmental clean up and help us keep our shoreline bright and beautiful.

Registration is requested but not required. To register call Carolyn at 403-627‐5059 or Wendy at 403-627‐4106.

Location

Boat Dock Beaver Mines Lake, AB

Posted September 9, 2014 by AEN

Call for Delegate: AWC Enhancing Source Water Protection Working Group

Initiative: 
Enhancing Source Water Protection Working Group
Position: 
ENGO Delegate
Application Deadline: 
12 Sep 2014 (All day)

At the October 2013 meeting, the board agreed to launch a new working group to explore opportunities to enhance source water protection in Alberta. The working group will scope and clarify the issues, propose a preliminary budget, and develop a draft terms of reference for board consideration and approval in March 2015.

Posted August 29, 2014 by AEN

Lake Winnipeg Basin Stewardship Fund

Deadline: 
1 Oct 2014 (All day)

From the Environment Canada website:

The water quality of Lake Winnipeg has been negatively impacted by excessive amounts of nutrients from both urban and rural sources. Lake Winnipeg is fed by a vast basin covering approximately one million square kilometres extending over four provinces and four states. More than half of the nutrients reaching Lake Winnipeg originate outside Manitoba's borders. Recent estimates indicate that 53% of the total phosphorus and 51 % of the total nitrogen to Lake Winnipeg is coming from upstream jurisdictions. Phase II (2012-2017) of the Lake Winnipeg Basin Initiative has committed $7.4 million to continue its support of the Lake Winnipeg Basin Stewardship Fund (LWBSF) (herein called the Fund).
 

The Fund provides financial and technical support to implement high-impact solution-oriented projects aimed at reducing nutrient loads, and improving the ecological sustainability of the lake and watershed. Environment Canada administers the Fund with support from a Technical Review committee and a Public Advisory Committee.
 

Projects involving 'tried and proven' activities as well as projects demonstrating innovative techniques, technologies and measures to reduce nutrient inputs into Lake Winnipeg are good candidates for this funding. The Fund also supports activities that contribute to a better understanding of current conditions and track improvements in environmental quality within Lake Winnipeg and its watershed.

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Posted August 27, 2014 by AEN

Saturday Morning at the Law School — Water Law 101 Public Lecture

May 31 2014 - 9:30am - 11:30am

The Canadian Institute of Resources Law is hosting a free public lecture by Arlene Kwasniak, Professor Emerita of Law, titled  Water Law 101 as part of the Saturday Morning at the Law School series. Water Law 101 will highlight the importance of water in Alberta and the need for sound and sustainable management. It will provide a summary of how government regulates the use of water through legislated water rights, and will describe the nature of those rights. Read more »

Location

Room MFH 2370
Murray Fraser Hall (Faculty of Law, University of Calgary)
Calgary, AB T2N 4V8

Posted May 14, 2014 by AEN

Playing on the North Saskatchewan River in Edmonton

May 21 2014 - 6:00pm - 8:30pm

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?"

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Location

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

Posted May 1, 2014 by AEN

AEN Spring Meetings 2014

Jun 6 2014 - 6:00pm - Jun 8 2014 - 4:00pm

You are invited to attend the 2014 Alberta Environmental Network Spring Meetings. This gathering is a great opportunity for ENGOs to get together, connect, and collaborate on strengthening the environmental movement in Alberta. The Annual General Meeting of the Alberta Environmental Network Society will be held in conjunction with the Spring Meetings. Read more »

Location

Pofianga (Range Road 261)
Ponoka County, AB

Posted May 1, 2014 by AEN

Call for Delegate: Water Literacy Project Team, Alberta Water Council

Initiative: 
Water Literacy Project Team
Position: 
Environmental Sector Delegate
Application Deadline: 
11 Apr 2014 - 17:00

The purpose of this initiative is to enhance knowledge and provide recommendations for improved water literacy in Alberta. The project team will be developing a definition for water literacy; an inventory of existing programs and products for water literacy in Alberta; a review and evaluation of water literacy best practices from other jurisdictions; an assessment of water literacy levels among Albertans; and propose recommendations for improving water literacy in Alberta.

Posted March 24, 2014 by AEN

TWWG Speaker Series: Urban Water Challenges and Solutions for Sustainability

Mar 18 2014 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Presented by Dr. Greg Goss

Drawing on his extensive experience of the challenges related to sustainability issues in urban water supplies, Dr. Greg Goss will describe approaches used in managing potable and waste water and discuss recent trends and scientific research in water treatment and handling. The issue of micro-contaminants in urban waste water will also be addressed drawing on a previous public lecture series entitled "Good Fish Don't Do Drugs". Read more »

Location

City Hall - City Room
1 Sir Winston Churchill Square
Edmonton, AB

Posted March 12, 2014 by AEN

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