Past News and Events

  • Event Date: Tuesday, July 24, 2018
    Location: Brownfield, Alberta

    Join us on the banks of the Battle River for hands-on demonstrations of various livestock watering system options, including:

    - solar, wind and animal-powered options

    - dugout, spring, and well development

    Other topics will include riparian plant ID, measuring the health of riparian areas, and riparian management strategies.

    See the poster below for more info about the day and how to register!

  • Event Date: Saturday, May 12, 2018
    Location: Reynolds-Alberta Museum, Wetaskiwin AB

    Every year, students in grades 7-12 from across Alberta are asked to write a 1000 word proposal on what they would do to help improve their watershed. In 2018, we recevied 152 proposals from 247 students representing 15 schools.  Of those proposals the judges choose 10 groups whos ideas were most clearly defined and if implemented, would have the greatest beneficial impacts on their watershed. Those 10 groups are now invited to participate in the final competition. 

    The Final Competition will be held on:
    Saturday May 12th, 2018
    Reynolds-Alberta Museum
    Wetaskiwin, AB

    Students will be sharing their ideas to improve their watershed in a 5 minute verbal presentation.  Familiy and community members are welcomed.

     Are you one of the finalists? RSVP with our registration form here!
    Also, please remember to bring this signed waiver

    Student or Parent and need more details? Please see the final competition invitation here

    Watch this video to see clips of the 2013 CFW Finals!


    Learn more about the CFW contest at: 

  • Event Date: Thursday, April 5, 2018
    Location: Various dates and locations

    Septic Sense was developed to provide landowners access to the information, resources and support that can help them responsibly manage and maintain their septic systems.

    Workshop presenters will teach you how to understand, assess and properly manage your septic system, enabling you to protect your investment in your property and the valuable natural assets associated with your land. If you have a septic system on your rural property, you will benefit from attending a workshop.

    Upcoming dates in (or near) the Battle River watershed are:

    March 8, 2018 – County of Wetaskiwin

    Location: Falun Community Hall, 272019 HWY 13, Falun, AB
    Time: 6 pm start
    Contact: Heather Dickau
    Phone: 780–352-3321

    April 5, 2018 – Leduc County
    Location: Clover Lawn Community Centre, 48203— RR 233, Leduc County, AB
    Time: 6 pm start
    Contact: Heather Dickau
    Phone: 780–770-9271


  • Event Date: Thursday, March 22, 2018
    Location: Ponoka Legion (Ponoka, AB)

  • Event Date: Tuesday, March 20, 2018
    Location: Various dates and locations

    Private water well owners in Alberta are responsible for managing and maintaining their water wells. The Working Well program provides well owners with the information and tools they need to properly care for their wells. Workshop topics include information about groundwater, well construction, common well problems, contamination risks, importance of well reclamation and best management practices.

    March 1
    County of Vermilion River (location TBD)
    Contact Jordan Smith for more information or to register (phone: 587-220-4287. email:

    March 20
    County of Wetaskiwin (Lakedell Hall)
    Contact Heather Dickau for more information or to register (phone: 780-352-3321 or 780-777-9760. email:

  • Event Date: Tuesday, March 13, 2018
    Location: Altario

    The BRWA is partnering with the Chinook Applied Research Association and students and teachers from Altario School to host this "Farmers Educational Night", which will include 2 informative presentations and a delicious supper for only $5! Children 12 and under eat for only $2, and children 6 and under are free.

    March 13, 2018
    5:30-8:30 PM

    5:30 PM Supper

    6:30 PM Battle River Watershed Alliance: "What is a watershed and why should we protect it?"

    7:15 PM Chinook Applied Research Association: "Watering systems and protecting groundwater sources"

  • Event Date: Monday, February 26, 2018
    Location: Palace Theatre, Daysland

    Join us at the world premiere of this documentary which explore energy and community resilience in the Battle River region. 

  • Event Date: Thursday, January 25, 2018
    Location: Millet, AB

    This is the second in a series of three wetland workshops organized by Leduc County and the County of Wetaskiwin. Participants will hear more about Alberta's Wetland Policy along with practical experiences from people that have worked on the landscape. This will be a great opportunity for discussion.

    When: January 25, 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM

    Where: Millet Agriplex - Hugo Wit Room (5290 45 Ave)

    Registration is FREE, but please register by January 22 by contacting Kim at 780-387-6182, or

  • Event Date: Friday, December 8, 2017
    Location: BRWA office, 2nd floor, Gateway Centre. 4825-51 St. Camrose

    Celebrate our new publication- the Traversing Terrain and Experience Atlas! 
    Served with cake and refreshments, you will be able to hear stories of the Atlas, meet the staff and contributors behind the book, and get your own copy!

    One lucky attendee will also win a copy!

    Book Launch Invite

  • Event Date: Thursday, November 30, 2017
    Location: Various locations

    Attend one of these FREE workshops to learn more about Environmental Farm Plans and how to go about completing your own!

    November 2: County of Wetaskiwin Office, 10am-3pm (registration at 9:30am). Coffee and lunch provided. Please bring your own laptop (one will be provided if needed). Register by Oct 27 to reserve your spot (call Kim Barkwell at 780-387-6182 or register online at

    November 30: Ponoka County Office, 10am-3pm (registration at 9:30am). Coffee and lunch provided. Please bring your own laptop (one will be provided if needed). Register by Nov 24 to reserve your spot (register online at


Rolling Down the River EventWolf Creek WMP Meeting