Special SCRM Edition - September, 2000 vol. 1/ no. 3
September means back to school for the kids. Though for those of you whose long days in
the hallowed halls of educational institutions may be far behind, don't miss out on the
following opportunities to learn more about the issues concerning Alberta's lakes and
PRESERVING OUR LAKES WHILE ENJOYING THEM -SEPTEMBER 22-23
You are invited to participate in the Alberta Lake Management Society's 8th Annual
Workshop, at Gull Lake. Join scientists, government and industry representatives, special
interest groups and the general public in exploring and discussing the problems facing
Alberta lakes and watersheds, and the technologies and management strategies available to
restore and enhance them. For more information, contact Norval Horner, (403) 244-6906 or
Doreen LeClair , (780) 427-2712, [email protected]
, or visit www.biology.ualberta.ca/alms/annual.htm.
THE SURVIVAL OF CHESTERMERE LAKE-SEPTEMBER 30TH Concerned
about Chestermere Lake? The Weed and Water Committee has been meeting with experts to find
solutions for weed problems and water quality of the lake. They will now share their
findings a free one day conference at Cherstermere Middle School, 128 West Lakeview Drive
from 9:00 am to 2:00pm. Contact Heather Davies, (403) 272-6361, [email protected] or Councilor Ada
Rawlins, (403) 272-0498 or (403) 781-7148.
LIVING AND WORKING IN WATERSHEDS-NOVEMBER 1-2 Interested
in learning more about watersheds or how to form and strengthen your own watershed
organization? Take part in the Living and Working in Watershed-Tools for Community Based
Action Conference at Westerner Park in Red Deer. Conference sessions will focus on issues
particular to watersheds and agriculture, development, recreation, and conservation. Don'
t miss this chance to discuss relevant policies and legislation or to network with
conference participants, stakeholders and officials from a variety of watershed groups!
Conference fee is $80.00; there is no registration fee for volunteers working with
watershed groups. For registration information, contact Alberta Agriculture, BOX 180,
Coronation, AB, T0C 1C0 or fax, (403) 578-3122. For conference information, contact Karen
at (403) 782-3301 or visit www.albertawatersheds.org.
SPLASHY EVENTS THIS MONTH!
Shoreline Celebration and Restoration Month is here at long last. Don't miss this
chance to come out and get involved in some the exciting events taking place across the
CORN ROAST-SEPTEMBER 2 Join the Sandy Lake Restoration
Society in this scrumptious event - Contact Ida May McLarty at (780) 967-2173
TREE PLANTERS WELCOME!-SEPTEMBER 2-3 The Friends of Jasper
National Park invite you to take part in a restoration event. Help with the Pyramid Island
Project by planting a tree or just come by and check out the action! Volunteers are
welcome to drop onto the island from 11 am to 4 pm. See you there! Contact Susan Cesco at
the Friends of Jasper, tel (780) 852-4767, fax (780) 852-4799, e-mail: [email protected].
FALL FAIR DAY-SEPTEMBER 3 For a fun-filled afternoon, join
the FEESA, an Environmental Education Society and TransAlta at Wabamun Lake. Take a wagon
ride, bring the kids to the petting zoo, enjoy the live entertainment, participate in fun
activities such as races and games or visit the educational displays on environmental and
shoreline issues. Contact Justin Toner (780) 421-1497, [email protected]
, or visit www.feesa.ab.ca.
THE BIG SPAWN BULL TROUT HIKE-SEPTEMBER 9-OCTOBER 8 Join a
Kananaskis Country interpreter and a Bull trout biologist for this informative and
educational experience. The hike begins at the Peninsula Day Use area, on the shore of
Lower Kananaskis Lake. The interpretive walks are held every Saturday and Sunday at
2pm.For more information, contact Claudette Landry, (403) 591-6319, [email protected] or visit www.gov.ab.ca/env/parks/prov_parks/kananaskis/interp/bultrut.html
WALK ON THE WILDSIDE-SEPTEMBER 10 These guided hikes are
about more than just birds! A local naturalist will interpret various wildlife as you walk
along waterways in the Calgary area. Please pre-register! To register or for more
information, contact the Inglewood Bird Sanctuary, (403) 269-6688, [email protected].
SPLASHING OUT-SEPTEMBER 10 Last chance for some excellent
family entertainment. Precipice Theatre Society will hold their final Alberta performance
of "Splash and Ripple-Along the Ribbon of Life" in Banff on Sunday September
10th at 4:00 pm in Central Park as part of the Town Harvest Picnic. Catch this dynamic
group in action while you still can! Contact Colin Funk, (403) 762-8113, [email protected].
Congratulations to Precipice Theatre for a successful tour across Alberta in July and
August! A big round of applause to the following host groups who helped to put on a
Whyte Museum of the Canadian Rockies and Friends of Banff National Park, Banff South
East Community Support Services, Chestermere Lake Sustainable Calgary, Calgary Medicine
Hat Interpretive Program, Medicine Hat Lake Louise Hostel, Lake Louise Foxhaven Farm,
Bluffton Red Deer County, Red Deer Sylvan Lake Stewardship Association, Sylvan Lake Sandy
Lake Restoration Society, Sandy Beach Friends of Jasper National Park, Jasper
FISH RESCUE-BEGINNING IN OCTOBER For the past three years,
volunteers have been saving fish from diversion canals which dry up in the fall. Trout
Unlimited Canada and a number of volunteers will be going out again this October to scoop
up fish and relocate them to local rivers. If you would like to get involved in a fish
rescue near you, contact Dean Baayens, (403) 221-8373, [email protected] or visit www.cadvision.com/bowriver/
WE'RE TAKING THE SHOW ON THE ROAD!-BEGINNING THIS OCTOBER
Celebrating Shorelines: A Roadshow will be traveling through Alberta starting this October
to the Spring of 2001. Have your organization team up with The Living by Water Project
co-founders to deliver a slide show presentation and displays on the importance of
natural, healthy shorelines. Invite them to your community! To book a show or to receive
more information, contact Natalie Affolter, (250) 832-7505, [email protected], or visit
SHORELINE PHOTO CONTEST AND CHILDREN'S SHORELINE POSTER
COMPETITION Don't forget to send in entries for the shorelines category in Canadian
Geographic Magazine's annual photo contest. In addition, kids aged 10 - 17 can enter The
Living by Water Project's national poster competition. Download the rules from our website
www.livingbywater.ca or give us a call. Deadline for entries to both contests is September
"RIBBON JOINING" CEREMONIES Add a little
ceremony to your shoreline festivities - hold a "Ribbon Joining" ceremony!
Represent the restoration or re-joining of the Ribbon of Life along the shorelines of
municipalities within or across a watershed; provincial, territorial or international
shoreline borders at a river, lake, stream, or ocean beach. Contact us at The Living by
Water Project Office for information or ideas.
Don't forget to visit our Great Ideas page for ideas
on how you can celebrate shorelines.
DISTRIBUTION Shoreline Talk is distributed to stewardship
and conservation networks, community groups, municipalities, regional districts, and
environmental agencies interested in shoreline preservation and restoration. It is
available monthly by fax or email, and is posted on our website. Please let us know
if you want to receive Shoreline Talk in another format.
SUBMISSIONS WELCOME FOR UPCOMING ISSUES Contact Simone
Palmer at The Living by Water Project BC/Yukon Project Office, PO Box 7, Salmon Arm, B.C.,
V1E 4N2, ph (250) 832-7405, fax (250) 832-6874, [email protected],
Special Thanks to the Federation of Alberta Naturalists and the Calgary Field
Thanks also to our sponsors: Canada Trust Friends of the Environment Foundation and the
Canada Millennium Partnership Program.
The Living By Water Project Alberta Project Office 11759 Groat Rd, Edmonton AB, T5M 3K6
Phone: (780) 427-8124, Fax: (780) 422-2663 E-mail: [email protected]
Compiled by Simone Palmer
Edited by Natalie Affolter