Focusing on Shoreline Events and Activities
in Alberta/NWT

vol. 1 / no. 1 May 2021

Precipice Theatre: Coming Soon to a Community Near You!
Precipice Theatre Society - Contact Colin Funk, (403) 762-8113, [email protected]

This summer a wave of creativity and excitement will sweep through Alberta, sending all in its wake into fits of laughter. That’s right, Precipice Theatre will tour with its latest production "Splash and Ripple", commissioned by The Living By Water Project. Although primarily directed at children, this shoreline play is sure to be both fun and educational for everyone from ages two to 82. The show premieres on July 1st at the Whyte Museum of the Canadian Rockies in Banff where it will run through July 16th. "Splash and Ripple" will then tour B.C. and Alberta until September. For a performance schedule, visit www.today.net/precipice/splash.html and watch for updates as more venues are added.

Shoreline Celebration and Restoration Month

Celebrate our shorelines, come on! It’s time to start thinking about Shoreline Celebration and Restoration Month activities for the month of September. You are invited to help celebrate Alberta’s shorelines by initiating or joining special events and activities. These might include organizing a shoreline discovery hike, creating an educational display, or holding a shoreline BBQ to wrap up the summer season at the end of August. You could even get a group of people together to restore a shoreline. There’s no telling what a few determined people and a bit of elbow grease can accomplish. Watch for Shoreline Celebration and Restoration Month info-kits in early June.

Sylvan Lake Pilots Living By Water Programs
Sylvan Lake Stewardship Association - Contact Janet Remillard, (403) 887-5363, [email protected]

Congratulations to the Sylvan Lake Stewardship Association! This group was recently awarded a $10,000 grant from Alberta Ecotrust and is hoping to receive a grant from EcoAction 2000. The Sylvan Lake Stewardship Association will pilot The Living By Water Project Homesite Assessment Program, the Shoreline Ambassador Program and the Workshop-in-a-Box Program. A public presentation will also be included on the importance of shorelines in our lives.

With the help of Pat Valastin of the Alberta Conservation Association, the project will also have a "hands-on" shoreline restoration component. Twelve waterfront residents and 15 high school students will work together to restore a shoreline that forms part of an inlet designated as "key fish habitat" by Alberta Environment. The team will plant native shrubs along the shoreline under the guidance of a local biologist. You will have a chance to meet the energetic folks at the Sylvan Lake Stewardship Association on August 12th when Precipice Theatre performs on the beach at Sylvan Lake.

Friends Help Spark New Ideas
Friends of Jasper National Park - Contact Susan Cesco, (780) 852-4767, [email protected]

What a great idea! The Friends of Jasper National Park have come up with a solution to meet fundraising needs AND recruit new volunteer labour to rehabilitate native plant communities on Pyramid Island in the park. People are invited to make a donation to have a tree planted in someone’s honour. The donor receives a tax receipt and a gift card to present to the recipient. Many people who have had a tree purchased in their honour are motivated to plant their own tree . . . the program indirectly recruits a volunteer labour force for the rehabilitation project!

Local Politicians and Environmental Organizations Gather at Mayor’s Environment Expo

The City of Calgary Mayor’s Environment Expo: www.gov.calgary.ab.ca/environment/green.html

The 2000 Mayor’s Environment Expo will take place on June 6th, 7th & 8th at the City Hall Atrium in Calgary. This event will showcase the work of environmental organizations in the area.

Come to the expo and visit The Living By Water Project display to see what our project is all about.

Seeking Your Feedback

The Alberta desk of The Living By Water Project is buzzing with activity. We’d love to hear from you. Tell us about your successes in shoreline protection and restoration. If you know of any shoreline events or activities happening in Alberta that you would like profiled, let us know about it and we will consider it for an upcoming issue of Shoreline Talk.

Distribution

Shoreline Talk is distributed to stewardship and conservation networks, community groups, municipalities, counties and environmental agencies interested in shoreline preservation and restoration. It is available monthly by fax or e-mail and is posted on our website. Please let us know if you want to receive Shoreline Talk in another format.

Special Thanks to the Federation of Alberta Naturalists and the Calgary Field Naturalists Society.

Thanks also to our sponsors: Canada Trust Friends of the Environment Foundation

and the Canada Millennium Partnership Program.

The Living By Water Project

Contact Alberta liaison:
Main Project Office Alberta Project Office
Phone: (250) 832-7405, Fax: (250) 832-6874 11759 Groat Rd, Edmonton AB, T5M 3K6
E-mail: [email protected] Phone: (780) 427-8124, Fax: (780) 422-2663
Website: www.livingbywater.ca E-mail: [email protected]

Compiled by Erin Roberts and Natalie Affolter
Edited by Sarah Kipp and Clive Callaway

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