Past News and 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.

  • Event Date: Thursday, March 12, 2015
    Location: Killam Senior Centre

    Join the Iron Creek Watershed Improvement Society for their Annual Suppper on Thursday, March 12, at the Killam Senior Centre.

    Doors open at 5:30 PM, with supper starting at 6:30 PM.
    Cost is $15.00 for adults. Students are FREE.
    Please RSVP by Monday, March 9 to Don Ruzicka @ 780-385-2474. 

    Guest speakers include:
    Battle River Watershed Alliance: Update on Watershed
    Dr. Glynnis Hood: Beavers & Water, A Natural Link 

  • 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.


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