Water & Watershed Management

8th Annual Great Canadian Shoreline Clean Up

Sep 23 2014 - 4:00pm

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

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

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.

Lake Winnipeg Basin Stewardship Fund

Deadline: 
1 Oct 2014

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.

The DeadCold Run supporting the North Saskatchewan Riverkeeper

Feb 22 2014 - 9:00pm

From North Saskatchewan Riverkeeper:

The NSRK has a lot on the go in 2014 with a focus on the North Saskatchewan River in Edmonton.

We are kicking off 2014 as the charity of choice for the Saturday, February 22 DEADCOLD RUN.

Think zombies in winter chasing you around a winter-themed run and obstacle course at Rundle Park.

Location

Rundle Family Centre
Rundle Park
Edmonton , AB

Draft South Saskatchewan Regional Plan Information Session

Jan 13 2014 - 11:30pm to Jan 14 2014 - 1:00am

From the EVDS website:

Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society (CPAWS) and EVDS will host an information session to encourage public feedback on a plan intended to balance the environmental, economic, and cultural well-being of the province.

Location

Professional Faculties Building, Room 2165
University of Calgary
Calgary , AB

AWA calls on the Alberta Government to take a stronger conservation stance for the South Saskatchewan Regional Plan

With the comment period soon ending on January 15, 2014, Alberta Wilderness Association (AWA) has sent official recommendations to the Alberta government in response to the Draft South Saskatchewan Regional Plan (SSRP). After extensively reviewing the draft, AWA has serious concerns with the draft and wants significant changes in the final SSRP. Although there are positive strategic directions in the draft indicating a need for a cumulative effects management approach, land use tradeoffs and sufficient headwater and biodiversity protection are largely absent.

Draft South Saskatchewan Regional Plan Information Session

Jan 12 2014 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm

The Draft South Saskatchewan Regional Plan (SSRP) is a land-use plan for the South Saskatchewan River basin area of Southern Alberta. This region covers ~13% of Alberta’s land area and is home to 45% of Alberta’s population, including Calgary. The land use plan will determine how we use our land and waters for industry, environment and recreation for decades to come. The public comment period on the plan is open until JANUARY 15.

Location

Mountain Equipment Co-op Community Room
830 10 Avenue SW
Calgary , AB

Draft South Saskatchewan Regional Plan Workshop

Nov 5 2013 - 2:00am to 4:00am

From the CPAWS SAB website:

CPAWS is holding two Draft South Saskatchewan Regional Plan (SSRP) workshops for southern Albertans in order to:

  1. Provide an overview of the Draft SSRP and CPAWS' main concerns with the plan, and
  2. Provide you with a variety of ways to express your views on the Draft SSRP to the Government of Alberta, including writing a letter, attending a consultation session, or filling in a workbook

Location

Cowley District Hall
122 Cameron Street
Cowley , AB

Draft South Saskatchewan Regional Plan Workshop

Nov 7 2013 - 2:00am to 4:00am

From the CPAWS SAB website:

CPAWS is holding two Draft South Saskatchewan Regional Plan (SSRP) workshops for southern Albertans in order to:

  1. Provide an overview of the Draft SSRP and CPAWS' main concerns with the plan, and
  2. Provide you with a variety of ways to express your views on the Draft SSRP to the Government of Alberta, including writing a letter, attending a consultation session, or filling in a workbook

Location

Bob Niven Training Centre
Canada Olympic Park
Calgary , AB

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