Past News and Events

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

    EVENT CANCELLED 

    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: sheila@battleriverwatershed.ca).

    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.

  • Event Date: Saturday, August 23, 2014
    Location: Camrose County Nature Conservation Centre

    We are joining up with Prairie Fun Days this year for our annual watershed festival! Come on out to the Camrose County Nature Conservation Centre on Saturday August 23rd between 10am and 5pm for a day of canoeing,a activities and kids crafts. This is also a great opportunity to see local waterfowl, listen to songbirds, and relax with a peaceful stroll along the water. 

    And to help celebrate our wonderful watershed, we will be supplying Saskatoon pie and ice cream!  

    What is Prairie Fun Days? 

    Explore glorious Camrose County as you never have before during this self-guided driving excursion filled with special events all weekend. Hay Bale Art; hear about local stories as you tour ornate historic churches, museums, corn mazes, remote flying airplanes, and one room school houses.  Enjoy family actiivites, and local market gardens. 

    North Fun Run Saturday August 23
    Sourth Fun Run Sunday August 24

    Tourism Camrose will supply an affordable Prairie Cruiseline bus if you choose not to drive; Seating capacity for each day will be 56 - so book early with Tourism Camrose - 780-672-4255 . 

    For more information visit prairiefundays.com or tourismcamrose.com

  • Event Date: Sunday, July 6, 2014
    Location: Camrose Alberta

    Rolling down the River is an active educational event, working to promote the health of our watershed and its citizens.  Come be part of a movement, and get moving! 

    The "Edberg 80" route will be an 83km loop beginning and ending in Camrose.  See map below. The route is all well paved with shoulders and will take us south on Hwy 56 to Edberg, west on 609 to Hwy 21 and north on Hwy 21 through New Norway and back to Camrose.  

    The BRWA will offer roadside support to cyclists, including a snack stop in Edberg and a BBQ celebration upon the cyclists return to Camrose. 

    If you have questions about this ride, please contact Nathalie Stanley at nathalie@battleriverwatershed.ca or call the office at 780-672-0276.

    To Register for the event, please fill out the Registration Form.

    You may also want to join the Rolling down the River Facebook group

     

     

     

  • Event Date: Sunday, June 22, 2014
    Location: Stoney Creek Centre, Camrose

    Are you familiar with these high-flying birds that travel thousands of kilometers to Brazil and back every year?

     

    The Camrose Wildlife and Stewardship Society's Purple Martin Festival will be held on June 22, 2014 (9:30 am to 3 pm) at the Stoney Creek Centre (5320 - 40 Ave., Camrose).  The focus is on Purple Martins, but integrate other birds, wildlife, and environmental concerns. Join them for great bird watching, Purple Martin management tips, nature studies, and more. Activities include a tour of nest boxes around Camrose, a talk by Kim Blomme (wildlife rehabilitation), a talk by the Camrose Camera Club (beauty and diversity of wildlife near Camrose), workshops for beginning and advanced martin landlords, and activities for kids.

     

  • Event Date: Saturday, June 21, 2014
    Location: Battle Lake

    Hosted by the Association for Life-wide Living (ALL) of Alberta, and lead by naturalist Mike Black, take a hike through the millions of ferns on the south side of Battle Lake, the headwaters of the Battle River. On this longest day of the year the ferns are at the peak of their fragrant season.  Pack your picnic and meet other hikers at Battle Lake campground at 10 am.

     For more information call Jack or Jane Ross at 780/672-9315

     

  • Event Date: Friday, June 20, 2014
    Location: Ferry Point Reach, Kelsey AB

    When thinking of taking a canoe ride, the Battle River may not be the first place that comes to mind. Its long bends switch back and forth so often one would likely get downstream faster simply by walking. However, along our local Ferry Point Reach, from the Edberg Dam southeast to RR 184, the river travels a direct route and offers calm waters, a wide valley and beautiful views. 

    The Battle River Watershed Alliance (BRWA) is hosting a canoe trip down this stretch of river as part of their Ferry Point Reach Riparian Restoration Program. “We want to give back to the community and share a few of the successes and lessons we have learned from the project.” comments Nathalie Stanley, BRWA program coordinator. “We have all been to Ag Open Houses where you visit different sites on ATVs or in trucks; we thought it would be fun to go at it from the perspective of the water.” The canoe trip is open to all local community members interested in seeing the views from the river and learning a bit more about the riparian projects. The trip is planned for the morning of Friday June 20th followed by a BBQ lunch at the campground. Paddlers are welcome to BYOB (bring your own boat) or claim a seat in one the boats the Watershed Alliance will supply. Please call if you plan to attend.

    To date, five riparian restoration projects have been completed, and four more are slated for this summer. The BRWA has enjoyed working with landowners to help fund these riparian restoration projects and thanks the community for their interest, and the project sponsors including the Environmental Damages Fund and Penn West for their support.

    For more information on the Riparian Program, visit the webpage at www.battleriverwatershed.ca/riparian.

    To RSVP for the canoe ride, please contact Nathalie Stanley at the BRWA at 780-672-0276.

  • Event Date: Thursday, June 19, 2014
    Location: Stettler County Office Building

    Our AGM will be hosted in Stettler this year, and is open to the general public. Come on out to hear what we’ve been up to in the past 12 months, and get the latest update on our watershed management plan. The meeting will run from 10am-3pm, with lunch provided.

    The BRWA will also welcome two professionals to the meeting to present on the topic “Making the Most of It: How do we prepare for extreme weather events?” Matt Machielse with ESRD will analyze the 2013 flood and offer next steps for flood and drought mitigation in Alberta, and Dr. Dave Sauchyn with PARC will discuss North America’s adaptations and vulnerabilities to climate extremes. Discover how our area is being affected by a changing climate, and ways in which we are learning to effectively manage and adapt to these changes.

    To RSVP for the lunch, please contact Sheila at the office, 780-672-0276.


  • Event Date: Thursday, June 12, 2014
    Location: Watershed Wide

    This poster contest is open to students in grades 1-6 across the Battle River and Sounding Creek Watersheds.  The contest invites students to submit a hand-drawn poster on that year’s theme for a chance to win prizes for themselves and their classmates.

     

    The 2014 theme for the Battle River Buddies Poster contest is Life Cycles. Students are encourage to draw a life cycle related to their grade level science curriculum, such as forest nutrient cycles, seasonal cycles, animal life cycles or plant growth cycles.  The poster should include a descriptive title. The student may depict the life cycle however they choose.  Posters will be judged by creative expression and artistic impression.   

     

    Contest Guidelines: 

    • Posters should be hand-drawn (in any medium)
    • Posters should include a title. For example "Cycles of the Aspen Forets" or "The Lifecycle of a Chorus Frog".
    • Posters should be drawn on legal sized paper (8.5"x14")
    • Posters should be submitted to the BRWA by Wednesday June 11th

    Prizes will be rewarded to 

    Posters for the 2014 contest are due at the BRWA office by Wednesday June 11th.  

     

    Poster can be mailed to:

    Battle River Watershed Alliance
    Re: Buddies Poster Contest
    Box 16, Gateway Centre
    4825-51st St.
    Camrose AB
    T4V 1R9 

  • Event Date: Saturday, March 1, 2014

    What sources of water do you rely on? What risks may impact the quality and quantity of your drinking water?

    Source water protection is all about protecting our drinking water at the “source” - both the groundwater that flows beneath our feet and the surface water that flows through our rivers and streams.

    Join us to learn more about opportunities for source water protection in your region.

    Sedgewick: Jan 21, 7:00-9:30pm, Flagstaff County office

    Wainwright: Jan 23, 7:00-9:30pm, Communiplex (Hall 2)

    Camrose: Feb 5, 7:00-9:30pm, Stoney Creek Centre

    Wetaskiwin: Feb 6, 7:00-9:30pm, By-the-Lake Park

    Hughenden: Feb 11, 7:00-9:30pm, Community Hall

    New Brigden: Feb 13, 1:00-3:30pm, Community Hall

    Castor: Feb 20, 7:00-9:30pm, County of Paintearth office

    Plan to attend! These workshops are free, but pre-registration is appreciated. Call 780-672-0276 or email sarah@battleriverwatershed.ca to register.

    Can’t make it out? Contact us to share your thoughts on this important topic.

     

  • Event Date: Saturday, February 15, 2014
    Location: Across Alberta

    During Family Fishing Weekend, Albertans and Vistors can try fishing without having to buy a license. Applies to any public water body that has an open fishing season (not including national parks). All regulations still apply.  Start your adventure here: MyWildAlberta.ca

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