Focusing on Shoreline Events and Activities
in Alberta/NWT

vol.1/ no.2 July 2000

Hot off the Press

Shoreline Celebration and Restoration Month Info Kits are coming!

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 show!

Wanna "Waddle with Waskasoo’s 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 Waskasoo’s 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!

Canada’s 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 Canada’s 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 participants!

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 urban places.

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. 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 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
E-mail: [email protected] Fax: (780) 422-2663
E-mail: [email protected]

Compiled by Kelsey Sinclair and Natalie Affolter

 

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