Past News and Events

  • Event Date: Wednesday, February 18, 2015
    Location: By-The-Lake-Park, 6128 56 ave. Wetaskiwin

    Cows and Fish - Alberta Riparian Habitat Management Society are co-hosting the "From Street to Stream" on Low Impact Development and riparian areas. The workshop is geared to building awareness with citizens, realtors, community leaders, decision makers, builders, and anyone with an interest in sustainability as it relates to stormwater, greening, housing, and landscapes.

  • Event Date: Saturday, February 14, 2015
    Location: Across Alberta

    No licence required!  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.

    Alberta Family Fishing Weekends – no licence required, happens during the Family Day long weekend in February and in the second weekend in July.

    Learn more at:

  • Event Date: Thursday, February 5, 2015
    Location: Drayton Valley, AB

    Watershed Management Issues in the North Saskatchewan Region Headwaters 

    The NSWA is pleased to present this Educational Forum to share information on human activities and watershed management issues in the headwaters region of the North

    Saskatchewan River (NSR). The inaugural meeting of the Headwaters Alliance, which is the newest municipal watershed partnership in the NSR basin, will also be held that


    In our role as a bridging organization, the NSWA are committed to encouraging synergies between groups to disseminate knowledge and research about the North Saskatchewan River watershed.

    This Forum will feature presentations from resource and energy industries, agricultural sectors, recreation groups, along with displays and time for networking. Lunch and

    snacks are provided. There is no charge for registration or display opportunities. All interested stakeholders are encouraged to attend.

    Please join us. RSVP by January 29, 2015.

    MacKenzie Conference Center
    5745-45 Avenue Drayton Valley, AB
    Time: 9:00am-3:00pm 


  • Event Date: Friday, November 28, 2014
    Location: Mirror Lake Centre, Camrose

    This annual celebration hosted by Camrose District Support Services will highlight active living and connection to landscape. The BRWA will be presenting in the morning on our watershed and all that it has to offer.

    This will be the 3rd Celebrating Seniors Day that CDSS has organzied. The other two well well attended by over 100 area seniors eager to visit with one another, share a hot meal over the noor hour, laugh with the keynote speaker, and learn new things about active aging. 

    Contact the Camrose Distict Support Services for more information. 

  • Event Date: Thursday, November 27, 2014
    Location: Rochon Sands Community Hall

    Stewards in Motion is more than just a series of events. It is a rally call to connect all stewards at a local level, regardless of focus, affiliation or discipline. It is the philosophy that enables the stewardship community and other stakeholders such as municipal government, ENGOs and industry, to think collectively and then act locally to protect our valuable, common natural assets. Learn more about the history of Stewards in Motion >>

    They’re back!

    Stewards in Motion has returned! Brought to you by ASN, with the support of Miistakis Institute and Environmental Law Centre, these interactive, regional events offer participants the opportunity to actively learn, share, and engage in collaborative dialogue across sectors.

    Building on the success of last year’s events, this year’s theme is transforming collaboration to advance local stewardship efforts.

    November 27, 2014
    Buffalo Lake
    Rochon Sands Community Hall
    Hosted in partnership with with Red Deer River Watershed Alliance
    Register online now >>

  • Event Date: Saturday, November 15, 2014
    Location: Across the Battle River and Sounding Creek Watersheds

    The Battle River Watershed Alliance is happy to announce the creation of the Traversing Terrain and Experience; Atlas of the Battle River and Sounding Creek Watersheds to highlight the physical landscape as well as the rich history, beautiful present-day and promising future opportunities of our communities. We are reaching out to you, the residents of our watersheds, to give us your impressions on how you view and interact with the land and people of the area. Stories and histories, poetry, unpublished photographs, or artwork of any kind reflecting your impressions of the area can all be submitted to the BRWA to potentially be used in creating the Atlas. 

    If you feel you have a unique perspective or story and would like to be interviewed for this project, please email and we will be in contact with you as soon as possible. We apologize in advance, but it will not be possible to interview all applicants.

    Submit materials before Saturday, November 15, 2014.


    Subjects we are interested in collecting your stories and artisitc impressions of inclide (but are not limited to):

    • First Nations and European Exploration
    • The Landscape Today
    • First Nations Today
    • Population Distribution
    • Migration
    • Relief
    • Physiography
    • Geology
    • Mineral Resources
    • Energy Choices
    • Climate
    • Weather
    • Water Resources
    • Soils
    • Agriculture
    • Agricultural Diversity
    • Natural Vegetation
    • Fishing
    • Labour and Economy
    • Transportation
    • Urbanization

    Online submissions of images or text documents can be emailed to with the subject ‘Atlas Project Submissions’ with the submission(s) and consent form attached.

    Other submissions can be dropped off in person at the Battle River Watershed Alliance offices in the Gateway Centre, 4825 – 51 Street (second floor) or mailed to

     Battle River Watershed Alliance
    Re: Atlas Project
    Box 16, Gateway Centre
    4825-51 St
    Camrose AB
    T4V 1R9

    Submissions must be received on or before Nov. 15 to be considered for the draw.
    Please submit ALL entries with this consent form (for email entries, please print out, fill out, scan, and attach to the email).
    Contact with questions.

  • Event Date: Saturday, November 8, 2014
    Location: Augustana University, Camrose AB

    Following “Responsibility for the Land: conversations about fracking in Alberta,” “Spirit of the Land: toward building a community land ethic” and “Caring for All Creation,” the next conference in the conversation is “Respecting the Land: Transition to a New Economy”. The focus will be on practical and local examples of how we respect the land by living within the limits and gifts of the natural and human systems. This includes:

    * how we produce and consume food in a way that cares for the soil, water, and air;
    * how we advance beyond hydrocarbon energy by being efficient with remaining energy stores and transitioning smoothly to emerging alternative energies;
    * how we support our economy by buying locally first;
    * and how we nurture our human systems by creating vibrant, mixed-use, healthy communities.

    A central feature of this conference will be round table discussions with more than 16 local experts in sustainable food production, energy efficiency, local business, and community development.

    The transition to a new economy, which takes the limits and gifts of nature seriously and acknowledges climate change and the end of easily accessible hydrocarbon fuels, is a movement already underway. Transition towns are springing up in many parts of the world. Organic food production is on the rise. Alternative energy has become a financially viable option. Cities are distinguishing themselves by promoting public space and community connection.

    While practical, external transitions are necessary; this won’t happen unless there is also an inner, spiritual change in our understanding of what the real wealth of life is. As long as we believe that endless economic growth will lead to happiness, we will not search for ways to reconnect to people, communities, and the land. By placing the care of the natural world, our communities, our families, and our own inner peace at the center of our economic decisions, we will learn to live lightly on the land.

    We invite you to participate in the conference November 7 and 8, 2014. Registration link is AVAILABLE HERE.

    In the meantime, join Augustana students past and present in discussing the issues before the conference by subscribing to our blog. If you would like to become a contributor, please contact Leslie Lindballe.

  • Event Date: Wednesday, October 29, 2014
    Location: Saskatoon, SK.

    The theme of the conference is the "Long term threats to the Saskatchewan River Basin".

    This October, dozens of water professionals will gather in Saskatoon to discuss the long term threats to the Saskatchewan River Basin. We hope you will join us! It will be an educational two-day event with many chances to network with colleagues while hearing about exciting new research taking place right here on the Prairies.

  • Event Date: Thursday, October 23, 2014
    Location: Pioneer Cabin, Edmonton


    Please join us for this year's WPAC Summit in Edmonton's wonderful North Saskatchewan River valley. The main conference events will be held in the Pioneer Cabin, and group rates on accomodations are offered at the Chateau Lacombe Hotel in downtown Edmonton. The Summit will begin with registration and a meet-and-greet reception in the Chateau Lacombe Lounge from 6:00 pm-8:30 pm on Monday, October 20. After Day 1 of the Summit, we invite you to join us for a cocktail reception at the beautiful Muttart Conservatory from 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm. Day 2 of the Summit will feature a full day of speakers and interactive events, followed by an evening banquet with entertainment and a silent auction. Day 3 will feature a half day of presentations, followed by an afternoon of tours. Tours may include drinking water, wastewater, stormwater and industrial facilities, as well as lake management sites and the River Valley Alliance Capital Region River Valley project.

    When booking, mention that you are with the WPAC Summit in order to receive your discount.

    We look forward to seeing you there!   REGISTER HERE


  • Event Date: Saturday, September 13, 2014
    Location: Miquelon Lake Provincial Park


    What better way to experience your watershed than through the stroke of a paintbrush? Artists of all styles and skill levels are invited to join us for an outdoor art experience at Miquelon Lake Provincial Park on Saturday, September 13th. Local artist and instructor Tara Szott will provide demonstrations and guidance, and participants will have an opportunity to spend the afternoon capturing the spirit of Alberta’s changing seasons. 

    The cost of the event is $25, and includes a local Gourmet Lunch. Contact Sheila Logelin at the Battle River Watershed Alliance to register (phone 780.672.0276 email:

    About Tara:
    As a local Artist and Instructor, Tara finds inspiration in the ever-changing landscape of the prairies. Nature, wildlife, flora and fauna are the main subjects that fill her canvases ranging from traditional realism to modern abstract.  Whether her time is spent in her studio at home, volunteering art demonstrations at long term care facilities and schools or teaching classes to both adults and children, she finds nothing more enjoyable and rewarding.


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