Past News and Events

  • Event Date: Thursday, July 18, 2013
    Location: Stoney Creek Centre

    WHEN: July 18, 7:00pm

    WHERE: Stoney Creek Centre, Camrose

    The Battle River Watershed Alliance will be speaking about all things WATER-related on July 18 as part of the Camrose Wildlife Stewardship Society's weekly summer educational events.

    Come learn more about water and watersheds in this region of the province and how we can all be involved in creating the kind of watershed we want to live in - now and into the future.

  • Event Date: Thursday, June 20, 2013
    Location: Village at Pigeon Lake (Village Creek Country Inn)

    Join us for our 2013 AGM on Thursday, June 20. Click here for more information!

  • Event Date: Thursday, June 13, 2013
    Location: Across the Battle River Watershed

    We are at it again!

    There is a direct link between the health of our environment and the health of our bodies. The BRWA is working to promote both. We invite you to be part of this watershed wide tour to promote a clean environment and our healthy (water) bodies.  Come be part of a movement, and get moving! 

    Tour Dates: Sunday June 9th- Thursday June 13th.

    Tour Objective: To provide a fun, safe and encouraging opportunity for Battle River Community Members be active outdoors and gain a new appreciation of our watersheds beauty and all it provides. During the ride we will also be raising awareness about the BRWA and our watershed, and educating community members about the important role our watershed provides in maintaining our good health. The special focus of this bike tour will be local agriculture and the important role it plays in supporting our communities and watershed.  

    Itinerary:

    June 9: Battle Lake through Wetaskiwin, Hobemma, to Ferintosh. 
    Daily km=96km

    June 10: Ferintosh through Donalda to Big Knife Provincial Park or Forestburg. 
    Daily km= 93km

    June 11. Forestburg through Castor to Corontation. 
    Daily km=85km

    June 12: Coronation through Consort to Czar. 
    Daily km= 114km

    June 13: Czar through Provost to Edgerton. 
    Daily km= 103km

    Total km= 491km

    Join us! Novice and expert cyclists alike are welcome to join us for part of a day, a day or the entire five day tour.  We can support 12 cyclists a day.  To join the group please email Nathalie@battleriverwatershed.ca that you are interested, or join the Rolling down the Battle River Facebook Group.

     

    This program could not have been possible without the support of our sponsors.  

    2013 Watershed Champion Sponsors: Camrose County, Alberta Beef Producers, County of Paintearth, Paintearth Economic Partnership Society, and Ponoka County.

    See our memory book of the ride on the Blurb.com website.

  • Event Date: Thursday, April 25, 2013
    Location: Canmore, Alberta

    Earth Matters – an environmental education conference, April 25-27, 2013, Canmore - with Richard Louv, author of ‘Last Child in the Woods.’ This conference will provide you with many opportunities to learn, share, celebrate, and develop a community of practice that will support you in your work  – because the ‘Earth Matters.’  Register now to receive the early bird registration rate of $250, which includes the meal package! To find out more and to register, please visit http://abcee.org/conference

  • Event Date: Tuesday, March 12, 2013
    Location: various locations

  • Event Date: Tuesday, March 12, 2013
    Location: Red Deer

    Alberta WPACs and the Canadian Water Resources Association, Alberta Chapter, are co-hosting a conference, “Water and the Environment: Watershed Planning and Management in Alberta,” March 12th – 14th, in Red Deer.  This conference reflects Alberta’s growing emphasis on the integrated planning and management of land and water resources.  For details, visit http://www.cwra-ab-events.org/conference.

  • Event Date: Wednesday, March 6, 2013
    Location: Edmonton/Red Deer

    Aquality Environmental Consulting Ltd. is pleased to offer Alberta Wetlands: From Classification to Policy, a course aimed at a variety of stakeholders including consultants, industry workers, not-for-profit organizations, and municipal and provincial government departments. This Alberta-based Wetlands Course is arranged in topical modules consisting of theoretical and practical components. Topics covered include: Wetland Theory and Classification, Functions, Policy and Legislation, Airphoto Interpretation and the Riparian Setback Matrix Model.

    We currently have the following course dates scheduled:
    -February 27th and 28th, 2013 - Edmonton
    -March 12th, 2013 – Red Deer (CWRA/WPAC Pre-Conference Workshop)

    For more information, please download the poster here.

  • Event Date: Friday, March 1, 2013
    Location: Forestburg Community Centre

    Workshop Details:

    Friday, March 1, 2013
    10am-3:30pm
    Forestburg, AB (at the Forestburg Community Centre)

    FREE LUNCH!

    All are welcome!

    The BRWA is currently exploring ways that we can all work to improve water quality in the Battle River and Sounding Creek watersheds through non-point source pollution management.

    Join us to learn more and share your perspective on the draft water quality management recommendations that have been developed.

    Also, hear from our guest speakers!

    Chris Teichreb, limnologist and water quality specialist with Alberta Environment and Sustainable Resource Development. Chris will discuss the recently developed draft water quality objectives for the Battle River watershed and next steps in developing strategies to meet these objectives.

    Kristen Lorenz, groundwater specialist with Alberta Agriculture and Rural Development. Janna will discuss the results of various ARD studies related to agriculture and water quality, including the recently completed nutrient beneficial management practices study.

    Perry Phillips, program coordinator for the Alberta Environmental Farm Plan. Perry will discuss the Environmental Farm Plan as a tool for environmental stewardship of Alberta's agricultural lands. He will also provide an update on Growing Forward 2.

    Plan to attend: This workshop is FREE, but pre-registration is appreciated. Call 780-672-0276 or email sarah@battleriverwatershed.ca to register.

    Can't make it out? We'd still love to hear from you! Contact us. (see contact info above)

    Help us spread the word! Download the event poster HERE and tell others about this event.


  • Event Date: Tuesday, February 5, 2013
    Location: New Norwary

    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.

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

    Workshop Host: Camrose County. To RSVP or for more information call  Kevin MacDonald, P 780-672-4765 or email kmacdonald@county.camrose.ab.ca

    For more information on the Working Well program and 2013 scheduale, please visit: http://environment.alberta.ca/01317.html 

  • Event Date: Saturday, February 2, 2013
    Location: Camrose Railway Station, 44st and 47 ave. Camrose

    Fun for the whole family during this day of snow, stories, contests and crafts!

    Snow Sculptures Competition - 10am-1pm
    Bring your own buckets and shovels for sculpture-making! A snow sculpture can be anything you want it to be. Prizes available! 

    ‘Stay Warm in Winter’ Fashion Show– 1:30pm
    Wear your winter’s warmest, craziest, coulourful, favorites, finest, walk down our runway and win prizes! 

    We will have lots of free acitivites for kids including making suet for birds and winter facinators. Lunch will be available for purchase. 

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