Past News and Events

  • Event Date: Saturday, May 13, 2017
    Location: Alberta-Reynolds Museum, Wetaskiwin

    Open to the public, watch the 10 finalists in this year’s competition present their ideas on what they can do to help improve their watershed.

  • Event Date: Saturday, May 13, 2017
    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 2017, we recevied 143 proposals from 251 students representing 17 schools.  Of those proposals the judges choose 11 groups whos ideas were most clearly defined and if implemented, would have the greatest beneficial impacts on their watershed. Those 11 groups are now invited to participate in the final competition. 

    The Final Competition will be held on:
    Saturday May 13th, 2017
    Reynolds-Alberta Museum
    Wetaskiwin, AB
    2:00pm-7:00pm 

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

    2017 CFW Finalists

     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: www.battleriverwatershed.ca/cfw 

  • Event Date: Wednesday, March 15, 2017
    Location: Webinar

    Beavers in our Landscape Webinar

    Wednesday, March 15, 1:00-2:30 PM

    You are invited to join Cows and Fish staff for this webinar from the comfort of your home or office to learn more about a Canadian icon, the beaver! Topics covered will include a short history of beavers in our landscape and beaver biology/ecology, the benefits of beaver, their role in watershed function and health and the use of beavers as a restoration tool. Case studies from across North America will provide some real-life and current examples of beaver management and the use of beavers as a restoration tool.

    Link to register:  https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/846694702833303554

    Check out the event poster for more details - CLICK HERE!

  • Event Date: Tuesday, March 14, 2017
    Location: Millet, AB

    http://aep.alberta.ca/water/education-guidelines/working-well/default.aspx

    Contact Heather Dickau for workshop details or to register: call 780-352-3321 or email: hdickau@county.wetaskiwin.ab.ca

  • Event Date: Saturday, March 11, 2017
    Location: Camrose Stoney Creek Centre

    In March of 2017, 10 watershed community members came together to map out their special places in the Battle River watershed.

    Posed with the questions- “what places in the region are important to you, and what values make them special?” the map makers set out to create the beautiful and personal maps (see images below).


     

    Mapping our home places, often called bioregional mapping, has been a powerful tool used by communities to identify and protect community assets. Conventional mapping has often been used by colonial explorers or exploitive industries to conquer or deplete areas. Bioregional mapping puts the power back into the hands of the people who live there.  Bioregional maps build a place up, building stronger connections between people and their place, and to each other.


    The participant’s maps told the BRWA two main things: what places were important to these people (Word Cloud 1), and what values formed that sense of connection (Word Cloud 2).  Although many of the places would be different for everyone in the watershed, understanding the values which made them important are likely more universal. According to these maps, there are 5 major themes to personal place connection, which represent 31 specific values.


    The workshops were part of a research project lead by Nathalie S Olson, BRWA staff member, for her MA in Environmental Education and Communication degree. Her completed thesis will be available on the BRWA website by searching “Make your Map”.  You can contact the BRWA if you are interested in hosting a mapping project in your community.

     

    What do you love about living in your watershed? These 31 personal values (grouped into 5 themes) show why some community members love this region. Look at one of the values- does a place come to mind for you?  


    Think of a place that you love- can you find the reasons you feel connected to it in this list of values?


  • Event Date: Wednesday, March 1, 2017
    Location: Camrose County

    6:30-9:00pm. 
    Camrose County Council Chambers. Learn about maintaining your septic system. Register with Camrose County 780-678-3070.

  • Event Date: Saturday, February 18, 2017
    Location: Across Alberta

    No permit required "Catch a Memory” - more details are provided at MyWildAlberta.ca

  • Event Date: Thursday, October 27, 2016
    Location: Homeglen Community Hall

    Come hear about the importance of proper winter feeding site selection, including impacts to surface and groundwater quality, as well as soil health and quality. An update on the Growing Forward 2 program will also be provided.

    Guest speakers include Sharon Reedyk (Agriculture and Agrifood Canada), Chris Ullmann and Mike Hittinger (Alberta Agriculture and Forestry).

    Check out the poster here for all the details.

    Please register by contacting the Grey Wooded Forage Association at 403-844-2645 or gwfa5@telus.net.

  • Event Date: Saturday, August 20, 2016
    Location: Miquelon Lake Provincial Park

    Join us to celebrate our favorite watershed! 

    The annual Battle River Watershed Festival is always a fun day full of activities, crafts, and food (including Saskatoon pie!).  Come for a short visit or stay the day, there is lots to do and see.

    Details:
    Battle River Watershed Festival
    Saturday August 20th, 2016
    Miqeulon Lake Provincial Park 
    10am-3pm 

    This year we have a pollinator theme so you will have a chance to see and learn about these important little insects, and even build them a condo! 

     

     

  • Event Date: Saturday, July 23, 2016
    Location: Camrose Farmers Market, Duggan Mall in Camrose

    For more details visit battleriverwatershed.ca/pie-contest

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