Focussing on Shoreline Events and Activities
in Alberta/NWT

January/February 2001 vol.2/no.1

Shoreline Poster Competition

The results are in! Congratulations to all the talented young ladies and gentlemen who entered The Living by Water’s National Shoreline Poster Competition. With nearly 200 entries to choose from judging was difficult. A big thumbs up to all our winners. Click here to view the winners’ names and posters.

Hey Alberta, one of the grand prize winners lives right here in our province. Congratulations Ashleigh Reinbolt of St. Albert for your first place finish in the 10 to 13 age category.

Ashleigh, who enjoys colouring and drawing pictures with fine detail, spent many days creating her exquisite poster. The judges felt that Ashleigh’s poster fitted the competition theme "Healthy Shorelines: Wildlife and Humans in Harmony Together."

Chestermere Lake Weed and Water Committee Update
- Spring 2001

As of January 2001, the Town Council of Chestermere unanimously supported the hiring of a consultant, Jay White, from Aquality Environmental Consulting Limited to explore the problems within Chestermere Lake and to propose mitigative measures. An information session is being planned in the spring 2001 for residents of Chestermere or any interested nonresidents. Contact: Heather Davies at (403) 272-6361, [email protected] or Ada Rawlins at (403) 781-7148, [email protected].

For any questions relating to the Lakewatch program please refer to the 1999 Lakewatch Report located on the Chestermere web page www.chestermere.com.

Partners in Conservation - February 10th

At some point, everyone has shed some "blood, sweat, and tears" toward a greener goal. Now is the time to come out and share your stories. The Alberta Conservation Association will be hosting a mini conference entitled Partners in Conservation February 10, 2001 at the Nisku Inn, Nisku, Alberta. The theme of this conference is for individuals to focus on when it comes to conservation, "all of us are stronger than one of us." The $20.00 registration cost ($10.00 for students) includes breakfast, lunch and coffee breaks. To pre-register or for more information please contact Dawn at (780) 427-7832 or 1-877-969-9091 (toll free) or E-mail at [email protected] or fax at (780) 422-6441.

Cows and Cottagers - January 19th

The Waters Edge Resource Group will be holding a Cows and Cottagers meeting at Camp Nakamun, near Busby on January 19, 2001, beginning 12:30 pm to 5:30 pm; supper included. Join the group in discussing the responsibilities of the people that live, work and play along the lakeshore and how they can protect this precious area. Numerous guest speakers are flocking to this meeting including Nolan Becker from Prairie Farm Rehabilitation Administration on watering systems and funding programs for land owners, and many more. The registration cost is $5.00 and to preregister please call Marilyn Flock at the County of Barrhead at (780) 674-8255.

Let’s Talk

Too cold for the shoreline but looking for some fun warm winter activities for the kids. Check out these courses offered by the Inglewood Bird Sanctuary Visitor Centre in Calgary!

January 20th - Families with children ages 5 and up are welcome to join a professional naturalist to learn more about winter birdfeeding from 1 pm to 3:30 pm. Each child will make a birdfeeder, complete with food, to take home. Registration cost is $15.00 per child which includes all supplies. At least one adult MUST accompany child/ren but there is no fee for the adults. Pre-registration is required by calling (403) 268-3800; course number 18233.

February 24th - Kids become a wildlife detective and learn how to identify tracks and traces left by wildlife! Join us from 1pm to 3:30 pm.. Each participant will make their own book of animal tracks that can be used in any natural area within Southern Alberta. Registration cost is $15.00 per child. At least one adult MUST accompany child/ren but there is no fee for the adults. Pre-registration is required by calling (403) 268-3800; course number 18228.

Shoreline Talk is at your Service!

We’re here to help promote your shoreline events and activities and to act as a networking tool for your organization. If you have a submission for an upcoming newsletter, contact Kim Dacyk at The Living by Water Project at (780) 427-8124, fax (780) 422-2663, E-mail [email protected]

The Living by Water Project
Alberta Project Office
11759 Groat Rd, Edmonton AB, T5M 3K6
Phone: (780) 427-8124, Fax: (780) 422-2663
email: [email protected]

Compiled by Kim Dacyk
Edited by Simone Palmer and Sarah Kipp

 

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