Focusing on Shoreline
Events and Activities
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.
Thats 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
Celebrate our shorelines, come on! Its time to start
thinking about Shoreline Celebration and Restoration Month activities for the month
of September. You are invited to help celebrate Albertas 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. Theres 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.
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 someones
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
Local Politicians and
Environmental Organizations Gather at Mayors Environment Expo
The City of Calgary
Mayors Environment Expo: www.gov.calgary.ab.ca/environment/green.html
The 2000 Mayors 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
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. Wed 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.
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
The Living By Water Project
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