Focusing on Events and Activities in Saskatchewan and Manitoba 

vol. 1, no. 1 October 2021

Nature Saskatchewan has successfully launched The Living by Water Project in Saskatchewan and Manitoba this summer!

PILOT PROJECTS The Living by Water Project has been involved with two pilots projects both funded by EcoAction 2000 (Environment Canada). July 11 & 13, 2000 The first pilot project, at Fort Qu'Appelle, SK, involved a Saskatchewan group of Girl Guides who took part in the Junior Shoreline Ambassador program. The program was part of their international camp Tapestry 2000. The girls discussed how shorelines are important for keeping water and the organisms that depend on them (including humans!) healthy. They conducted a shoreline cleanup which sparked a letter writing campaign to companies whose litter was found along the water's edge. The guides were awarded Junior Shoreline Ambassador Certificates for their efforts.

July 21-23, 2000 Big Shell Lake, SK was the site for our second pilot of the summer where the Shoreline Ambassador Certificate and Homesite Assessment programs were implemented. The July weekend itinerary included six Homesite Assessments, an open house, a presentation and a social evening, complete with a potluck supper. We were very excited to have Clive Callaway, co-founder of The Living by Water Project, perform the Homesite Assessments at Big Shell Lake. The residents who attended the weekend workshop received invaluable information regarding importance of shorelines and how they help keep our water healthy. We thank all who participated to make the weekend a success!

SHORELINE CELEBRATION AND RESTORATION MONTH INITIATIVE September 2000 and 2001 is Shoreline Celebration and Restoration Month! This year, The Living by Water Project organized a large mailout of SCRM information kits to cottagers associations, provincial parks, resort communities, youth centers, and conservation organizations in Saskatchewan and Manitoba. We are introducing The Living by Water Project to these communities to promote celebration of SCRM and create greater awareness about the importance shorelines. We'd love to hear from all those who host an event in 2001!

SCRM EVENT!! The Regina Natural History Society joined in celebrating SCRM by hosting a walk-about workshop around Regina's Wascana Park on SEPTEMBER 22, 2000. The walk-about focused on three locations of particular interest along the north and east side of the Wascana Waterfowl Marsh. In spite of the chilly first day of fall, interested individuals and those representing concerned local groups participated. The workshop focused on the area's spiritual, educational and habitat diversity potential. The walk-about ended at a parcel of land east of the marsh where Saskatchewan Wetland Conservation Corporation has established a native plant seed propagation nursery. Contact for Regina Natural History Society: (306)584-5035, 1301 Shannon Rd, Regina, SK S4S 5K9 [email protected]

UPCOMING EVENTS! The Living by Water SK/MB team has several opportunities to raise awareness on the importance of healthy shorelines. We will be attending various workshops, meetings and conventions in October and November to display our project and educate our audience to work 'towards healthier human and wildlife habitat along the shorelines of Canada'. Our SK/MB team will have displays at: - The annual general meeting of Partners FOR Saskatchewan River Basin in Saskatoon, SK on October 11, 2000. For information on the conference phone (306)477-9140 or email [email protected] - CCPCA Conference / PARCS Convention in Saskatoon, SK on October 20, 2000. Call PARCS at (306) 374-1028 or email [email protected] for more information. - The Manitoba Association of Cottage Owners (MACO) annual general meeting held in Winnipeg, MB in early November. Contact MACO (204) 754-8573 for further information. - MB Conservation District annual general meeting in Brandon, MB in November.

For anyone interest in attending any of the conferences or annual general meetings, contact the above information. The Living by Water (SK/MB) will have displays at the above listed events. We hope to see you there!

Compiled by Tara Schmidt
Edited by Margaret Skeel & Natalie Affolter

The Living by Water Project (SK/MB)
206 - 1860 Lorne Street Regina, SK S4P 2L7
ph. (306)780-9834
fax. (306)780-9263
email [email protected]

 

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