Past News and Events

  • Event Date: Monday, February 15, 2016
    Location: Across Alberta

    No permit is required for fishing on this Family Day weekend. Go out and "catch a memory"! 

    Fishing is an easy and enjoyable way for family and friends to connect with some of Alberta’s greatest natural resources – our lakes, rivers, streams and the fish that live in them.

    Family Fishing Weekends, no licence required, occurs twice a year. Albertans and visitors are invited to give fishing a try on water bodies with open fishing seasons (not in national parks). Keep in mind that fishing regulations still apply.

    More details at:

  • Event Date: Thursday, February 11, 2016
    Location: Mulhurst Bay, AB

    We all live in a watershed, we are all connected!

    "In Alberta, our quality of life and life itself depends on having a healthy and sustainable water supply for the environment, our communities and for our economic well-being." Water for Life: A Renewal, 2008, Government of Alberta

    Workshop participants will leave with a better understanding of:
    - What a watershed is
    Provincial approaches - Watershed Planning and Advisory Councils
    - Local water quality initiatives 

    Speakers include Sarah Skinner from the Battle River Watershed Alliance and the Pigeon Lake Watershed Alliance. 

    Date: Thursday, February 11, 2016
    Time: 6:30-8:30 PM
    Location: Mulhurst Bay (location to be finalized) 

    For more information or to register, please contact Kim Barkwell, Leduc and Wetaskiwin County Sustainable Agriculture Program Manager, at 780-387-6182 or email her at or

  • Event Date: Tuesday, February 2, 2016
    Location: Everywhere

    Celebrate a wetland and all they do today, and everyday!

    Here is a great video done by Ducks Unlimited about wetlands and biodiversity:

  • Event Date: Sunday, January 17, 2016
    Location: Miquelon Lake Provincial Park

    Celebrate World Snow Day 2016! Come out to Miquelon Lake Provincial Park for an afternoon of FREE family festivities! Guided snowshoe hikes (free snowshoe rentals), geocaching treasure hunt, winter crafts, broomball, snow ice cream, hot chocolate and s’mores around the campfire, and more! Bring your own skates for the rink or skis along for 18 kms of groomed trails!

    When: Sunday January 17th
    Where: Miquelon Lake Provincial Park
    Time: 1:00 to 4:00 pm
    Cost: FREE
    Bring: Dress for the weather; skates/skis Kids: Bring a clean jar and a small toy to make a snow globe!
    Please call (780) 672-7274 for more information. 


  • Event Date: Saturday, July 11, 2015
    Location: Camrose

    The 2015 Bike Trip has been cancelled due to low registration. 

    We hope to offer this again next year!



  • Event Date: Thursday, June 18, 2015
    Location: Killam Senior Centre. Killam Alberta.

    Join the Battle River Watershed Alliance at our
    Annual General Meeting
    and Community Information event

    June 18th, 2015.
    Killam Seniors Centre, Killam Alberta.
    10:00am- 3:00pm

    Morning: Business Meeting including:

    -BRWA Board Report

    -Management Report to the community of activities and upcoming work plan

    -Financial Report

    -Proposed budget of 2015/2016 year

    -Nomination of Directors


    Lunch: Please RSVP in order to be served your free local lunch!


    Afternoon:  Specialist Guest Speakers on Aquatic Invasive Species and Wetland Conservation. 



    Details are listed in poster below.


  • Event Date: Thursday, June 11, 2015
    Location: Across Alberta and the Battle River Watershed

    Clean Water. Well Protected.

    The Working Well program has information resources available free of charge for water well owners and others interested in learning and promoting how to protect and maintain water wells.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.


    Working Well offers province-wide, hands-on workshops for well owners to learn the basics of groundwater, well construction, common well problems, contamination risks, importance of well reclamation and best management practices.

    Battle River/ Sounding Creek Workshops:

    Donalda, Stettler County. April 15th 2015. Contact Mark Millang, (780) 672-7273 or email
    Buffalo Lake, Camrose County. June 11th, 2015.  Contact Mark Millang, (780) 672-7273 or email

    Workshops are offered by request; contact us to request a workshop.

    For more info on the Working Well program please visit their website at:

    View the entire Winter 2015 Working Well schedule here:

  • Event Date: Saturday, June 6, 2015
    Location: Battle River

    On the banks of the Battle River, celebrate the Battle and the watershed with a traditional Cree ceremony.  A ceremonial blessing of the water, potluck lunch, speakers and give-away are planned. We will also be hosting a canoe trip on Friday June 5th. Please contact the BRWA to RSVP and for directions to the site.  This is the final ceremony in a series of four annual events.

  • Event Date: Thursday, April 9, 2015
    Location: Kinsmen Community Centre, Ponoka

    Ponoka County and Town of Ponoka residents:
    Join us to learn more about this exciting new initiative. All are welcome!

    Thursday April 9, 4:30-8:30pm
    Kinsmen Community Centre, with demonstrations by the Battle River.
    *Supper Provided*

    We want to work with YOU to improve the health of the Battle River and its tributary streams in Ponoka County and the Town of Ponoka. Funding is available to support landowner and community projects that achieve this goal. Attend the program launch to learn more about the program and how you can get involved.

    This is a free event, but please register by contacting Sarah at 1-888-672-0276 or

    River-side demonstrations will include:
    - Off-site watering systems (courtesy of Ponoka County and Sundog Solar)
    - Frostfree nosepump livestock waterer (courtesy of Frostfree Nosepumps Ltd.)
    - Portable electric fencing (courtesy of Grey Wooded Forage Association)
    - Information about riparian areas (courtesy of Cows and Fish)

  • Event Date: Thursday, March 19, 2015
    Location: Schultz and Tees Halls

    Attend this workshop to learn more about abandoned water wells. There are two dates and two locations to choose from. These workshops are being sponsored and hosted by Calumet Synergy Association, Ponoka County and Lacombe County.

    Brandon Leask, Alberta Agriculture Water Engineer
    Local Water Well Drillers

    Thursday, March 12, 1pm - Schultz Hall (on Hwy 53, approx. 32 km east of Ponoka or 10 km west of Hwy 21 Junction)
    Thursday, March 19, 1pm - Tees Hall (intersection of Hwy 12 and Hwy 821) 

    There is NO CHARGE to attend. A complimentary lunch will be available at 11:30am at both workshops. Please register with Larry or Leanne @ 403-784-3437 or one week in advance if you would like to attend the lunch.


Rolling Down the River EventWolf Creek WMP Meeting