vol.1/ no.2 July 2000
Hot off the Press
Shoreline Celebration and Restoration Month Info Kits are
Three hundred of these snazzy little folders will be sent out to municipalities, First
Nations Band Councils, and selected conservation groups across Alberta this month. The
kits will alert communities of the Shoreline Celebration and Restoration Month
initiative and will hopefully become a valuable resource tool to help groups and
individuals in their environmental awareness and shoreline stewardship work. You can order
your own info kit by contacting us, or watch for our online order form soon available on The
Living by Water Project website.
Splash & Ripple - Now Playing!
Precipice Theatre Society premiered "Splash &
Ripple" on July 1st in Banff where it continues to show until July 16th.
The troupe will be travelling about Alberta and BC for most of the summer. Alberta shows
include: July 31st - Chestermere Lake, August 2nd - Medicine Hat,
August 11th - Bluffton, August 12th - Red Deer and Sylvan Lake, and
August 13th - Leduc and Sandy Beach, August 14th or 15th
- Jasper. Contact The Living by Water Project for details on how you can catch a
Wanna "Waddle with Waskasoos
Waterfowl" or "Dabble your Paddle"?
Kerry Wood Nature Centre - Contact Todd Nivens (403) 346-2010, [email protected] , www.city.red-deer.ab.ca/kerry
The Kerry Wood Nature Centre has lined up some great events for this summer.
"Waddle with Waskasoos Waterfowl" is a food/fundraiser for the Red Deer
foodbank. So gather up some nonperishable food items (money is fine too!), and join
Colleen Kilkus for her interpretive hike along the Red Deer River at 7:30 am on July 15th.
"Dabble your Paddle" is held every Tuesday in July. You can join a local
naturalist for an interpretive paddle down the Red Deer River. The tour is open to all
paddling public who can bring their own canoe or kayak (remember this is not a paddling
course!). The trips run from 6pm to 9pm. There is a fee for the event, but snacks and
beverages will be provided!
Canadas Parks Day "Take a
Hike" - July 15th
Contact Rosemary Jones (403) 297-5293 , [email protected] , www.fish-creek.org.
The following events are being held as part of Canadas Parks Day "Take a
Hike" national celebration on July 15th.
"Purge the Spurge" - The Friends of Fish Creek Provincial Park Society,
Alberta Environment, and other community partners are hosting a half day public weed
pulling event to reduce leafy spurge along the Bow River. This noxious weed can have a
significant impact on wildlife habitat. Registration begins at 9am at the Bow Valley Ranch
Day-Use Area. Everyone is invited; there will be a BBQ and free t-shirts for all
Find out how to live with wildlife in urban areas at "Wildlife in the
City"(hosted in conjunction with "Purge the Spurge"). Interactive displays
and information will be provided on conserving wildlife habitat and preventing problems in
Check out www.canadianparkspartnerships.ca or call 1-888-454-7275, to find an event
being held near you.
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 at www.livingbywater.ca. 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:
||Alberta Project Office
|Main Project Office
||11759 Groat Rd,
|Phone: (250) 832-7405
||Edmonton AB, T5M 3K6
|Fax: (250) 832-6874
||Phone: (780) 427-8124
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