Past News and Events

  • 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. 

  • Event Date: Friday, February 1, 2013
    Location: Country Accent Bistro. 6112- 48 ave. Camrose AB

    Embrace the season with good friends, an excellent menu and warm entertainment. 

    In the spirit celebrating the beauty of the winter season we invite you to enjoy an evening of delicious food, music, stories, song and art.  Let's make the most of what we have! 

    Exhibition - Things That Keep Us Warm
    Be creative and bring something that keeps you warm!

    We will also be displaying art and photos of winter, so feel free to bring your own and favorite stories to match!

    Contact us at 780-672-0276 if you have questions. 

  • Event Date: Wednesday, January 30, 2013
    Location: Forestburg Community Centre

    Preparing for Extremes – Drought Policy Advice and Guidelines Workshop

    Event Date: Wednesday, January 30, 2013

    Time: 10:00am – 3:30 pm (includes lunch)

    Location: Forestburg Community Centre, Forestburg Alberta

    Drought is an issue that impacts all areas of life, from food and water security, to social and economic prosperity.

    Come and participate in the Invitational Drought Tournament presented by Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada.  This tool is used by decision-makers to understand how and what drought measures to use at different stages of a drought.  Teams work together to develop a drought plan that examines the trade-offs and aims to address social, economic, and ecological implications of drought and the different drought measures often employed in a balanced way. 

    The January meeting will also provide opportunity for decision-makers, regional organizations, and members of the public to respond and have input on the draft drought policy advice and guidelines developed by the BRWA.  These documents were drafted using the input received from watershed residents in the August drought workshops, and using research from the policy context report.  The purpose of this advice is to guide government decision-makers, industry leaders, organizations, and individuals in developing balanced drought management and adaptation initiatives.  Policy advice and guidelines are set to be complete by April 2013.

    Join us in working together to develop policy recommendations and guidelines to help our watershed communities plan for drought.

    Municipal leaders – plan to attend!

    This workshop is free, but pre-registration is appreciated.  Call 780-672-0276 to register.

     

    Can’t make it out? We’d still love to hear from you!

    Contact us by phone or email susanna@battleriverwatershed.ca

  • Event Date: Wednesday, December 5, 2012
    Location: Kelsey Community Hall

     The Battle River Watershed Alliance in Partnership with Cows and Fish are launching are Riparian Research and Restoration Project to improve fish habitat and water quality in the Battle River in your area. Why? In 2004, Mike Sullivan with the Alberta Conservation Association led a fish survey of the entire Battle River.  The stretch of river between Dried Meat Lake and Forestburg had very poor results; few fish and fish species were found, and water quality measurements exceeded guidelines.  This is why we are launching the Battle River Riparian Research and Restoration Project.  A healthy riparian area or stream buffer will help create a river that we and our children can fish in, swim in and drink from.

    We hope to have you join us between 10am and 2pm,  for all or part of this event to: 

    • Enjoy a free BBQ lunch
    • Hear the success stories from our Guest Speaker Dixon Hammond, Rancher and Coordinator of the Beaver Creek Watershed group
    • Learn more about the Riparian Project
    • Share your memories, ideas and knowledge of the area
    • Be part of the enhancement of the Battle River and Ferry Point Crossing

     To RSVP or if you have questions please contact Nathalie Stanley at the BRWA at <nathalie(at)battleriverwatershed.ca> or by phone at 780-672-0276.

     

     

  • Event Date: Friday, November 2, 2012
    Location: University of Alberta, Augustana Campus, Camrose AB
    The University of Alberta, Augustana Campus is hosting a conference on fracking this Nov. 2 & 3.  Entitled "Responsibility for the Land: Conversations on Fracking in Alberta,". The conference will promote dialogue across traditional barriers and facilitate responsible stewardship of our land, water and air for future generations to come.
    Everyone is welcome to attend.  The program includes many excellent speakers representing a cross-section of perspectives including farmers, industry, environmentalists, and government.  There will be many opportunities to discuss the issues with one another during the "table conversation" times.   

    Further information can be found at the conference website: www.frackingab.wordpress.com.  Registration is now open (click here).  

    Cost for the entire weekend is as follows (includes Saturday lunch):  
    $35 adult
    $50 couple
    $10 student
    One can also attend just Friday evening's program with Dr. Karlis Mulenbachs and Dr. Dale Leckie for a cost of $10.   
  • Event Date: Wednesday, October 17, 2012
    Location: Camrose Resort Casino, Camrose AB

    The conference will bring together researchers, natural resource managers, policy makers and local stakeholders. Current information will be presented as well as the opportunity to plan for the future.

    A prairie-fed watershed is sustained only by the rain and snow that falls throughout the year. Unlike the more familiar glacierfed systems, the recharge is modest and easily impacted by the changing land use of our prairies.

    Partners for Saskatchewan River Basin Presents their Annual Conference with Battle River Watershed October 17 to 19, 2012. Camrose Resort Casino, Camrose, AB

    Look for more details to come including speakers and agenda.  Please click here to download conference poster.

    Visit saskriverbasin.ca or call 306-665-6887 (Lis) for more information or to register.

  • Event Date: Thursday, October 4, 2012
    Location: Across the Watershed

     

    Join us for discussions on water quantity and quality
     in east-central Alberta.

    See below for list of workshops, or click HERE to download the poster.

     

     

     

    Plan to attend! Workshops are free, but pre-registration is appreciated.

    Call 780-672-0276.

    Can’t make it out? We’d still love to hear from you!
    Contact us for other opportunities to learn more and get involved.

    Workshops are across the watershed, from August to October!

     


    Workshop dates:

    Camrose: July 31, 7:00-9:30pm

             Stoney Creek Centre

    Hughenden: Aug. 7, 9:30am-noon

             Shorncliffe Lake Hall

    Stettler: Aug. 14, 9:30am-noon

    Stettler County office

    Lacombe: Aug. 16, 9:30am-noon

    Lacombe Memorial Centre

    Wetaskiwin: Aug. 21, 9:30am-noon

    Prairie Breeze Inn

    Wainwright: Aug. 23, 9:30am-noon

    Communiplex (Hall 2)

    Consort: Aug. 28, 9:30am-noon

    Sportex (Community Hall)

    Sedgewick: Aug. 30, 9:30am-noon

    Flagstaff County Office

     

     


    Workshop dates:

    Hughenden: Sept. 11, 7:00-9:30pm

           Shorncliffe Lake Hall

    Camrose: Sept. 13, 7:00-9:30pm

           Stoney Creek Centre

    Ponoka: Sept. 18, 7:00-9:30pm

    Kinsmen Community Centre

    Wainwright: Sept. 20, 7:00-9:30pm

    Communiplex (Hall 2)

    Sedgewick: Oct. 2, 7:00-9:30pm

    Flagstaff County office

    Castor: Oct. 4, 7:00-9:30pm

    County of Paintearth office

     

    Water quality workshop poster here! 

     

  • Event Date: Sunday, September 16, 2012
    Location: Around the watershed!

    Come capture the spirit of the watershed through these outdoor art experiences!

    A more structured, intro level workshop will be held on September 8. This workshop will include a light lunch and 2 instructional demos for working with pastels.

    Have more freedom to work on your own project at the September 16 gathering. Artists will come together to share an outdoor art experience, choosing their own medium to work in for the day. There will be one instructional demo and a light lunch provided.

    Learn more by checking out the poster HERE!

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