Water & Watershed Management

Healthy Waters Open House and Speaker Series 2021

Jul 7 2021 - 6:00pm

Join us for an exciting evening learning about and discussing the health of our lakes and watersheds! Each evening will feature a number of displays and resources on lake, shoreline, and watershed science and stewardship, and amazing guest speakers! All open houses will begin at 6:00 pm.

All open houses will be held in-person if possible within Alberta Health COVID-19 guidelines. They will also be made available on-line, and will be held entirely on-line if an in-person event is not possible. Read More

Location

Plamondon Festival Centre
Plamondon , AB

Healthy Waters Open House and Speaker Series 2021

Jun 2 2021 - 6:00pm

Join us for an exciting evening learning about and discussing the health of our lakes and watersheds! Each evening will feature a number of displays and resources on lake, shoreline, and watershed science and stewardship, and amazing guest speakers! All open houses will begin at 6:00 pm.

All open houses will be held in-person if possible within Alberta Health COVID-19 guidelines. They will also be made available on-line, and will be held entirely on-line if an in-person event is not possible. Read More

Location

Bold Centre
Lac La Biche , AB

Ecojustice in court to fight Coalspur Mines’ attempt to expand Vista thermal coal mine without federal impact assessment

CALGARY/TERRITORIES OF THE BLACKFOOT AND PEOPLES OF TREATIES 6 AND 7, HOME TO MÉTIS NATION OF ALBERTA, REGION III – Ecojustice is in court today and tomorrow on behalf of Keepers of the Water, Keepers of the Athabasca, and the West Athabasca Watershed Bioregional Society to fight against Coalspur Mines (Operations) Ltd’s attempt to overturn the designation of the Vista thermal coal mine expansion project for a federal impact assessment. Read More

The Coal Consultation Update: Some Good News… But the Cart is Still Before the Horse

Energy Minister Sonya Savage delivered some good news in her April 23, 2021 coal consultation update: all coal exploration projects in Category 2 lands in Alberta’s Eastern Slopes must halt immediately. AWA welcomes the Minister’s decision to eliminate the immediate threat to landscapes and wildlife that could have resulted from the activities of Cabin Ridge and Valory Resources on Category 2 lands. Read More

Continuing the Sacrifice of the Eastern Slopes to Old King Coal

Yesterday, the Alberta government took another step towards turning Alberta’s Eastern Slopes into little more than a string of coal mines. Nearly 2,000 hectares of coal leases were offered for sale in the Rockies of southern Alberta. This offering, together with existing coal leases and applications for coal leases, confirms the government’s ambition to sacrifice the southern Alberta mountain landscape for coal. Read More

Canada agrees federal impact assessment necessary for mine expansion near Hinton, Alberta

EDMONTON, AB – CPAWS applauds the decision by the federal Minister of the Environment and Climate Change, Jonathan Wilkinson, to approve the request for a federal impact assessment for a proposed thermal coal mine expansion near Hinton, Alberta. The decision shows Minister Wilkinson understands the serious need to assess adverse environmental impacts that result from outdated thermal coal mining. Read More

CreekFest Webinar: Water Rangers

Jul 23 2020 - 1:00pm to 1:30pm

From the CPAWS Southern Alberta website:

Are you a parent looking to continue environmental education at home? Or are you a student passionate about learning more about our planet earth? CPAWS-SAB wants to bring interactive learning into your homes! Read More

CreekFest Webinar: Wild Wellness

Jul 21 2020 - 1:00pm to 1:30pm

From the CPAWS Southern Alberta website:

Are you a parent looking to continue environmental education at home? Or are you a student passionate about learning more about our planet earth? CPAWS-SAB wants to bring interactive learning into your homes! Read More

AWA Letter on Bow Basin Water Management Options

Alberta Environment and Parks has been gathering input on Bow Basin Water Management Options. The Alberta Wilderness Association has published its response on their website. From their letter:

AWA believes that the primary strategy for flood mitigation for Calgary and surrounding communities should not be on-stream dam infrastructure, but rather upstream land use improvements, and strictly limiting the future establishment of commercial, industrial, residential developments within the floodplain of the Bow River. This project has gained considerable momentum without adequate scrutiny of environmental impacts or of alternatives to on-stream dams. AWA strongly believes that all three options must be vetted thoroughly for potential negative ecological effects. While we support none of the projects, we believe that the Ghost dam option is potentially the least harmful. Read More

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