The Red Deer River Watershed Alliance’s World Water Day & Spring Forum was held at the Eagle Builders Centre in Blackfalds on March 22nd, 2023. We were pleased to welcome a diverse and engaged group of community members, municipal staff, elected officials, and key stakeholders. Attendees got to hear from inspiring speakers working on water stewardship, education and assessment initiatives in the Red Deer River basin.
The event began with a traditional welcome from Dale Bigchild, and Elder from Sunchild First Nation.
Our first speaker Alice Koning, with the Kerry Wood Nature Centre, highlighted our partnership and the Quest for the Best Water Test Grade 8 school program. Murray Welch, with the Medicine River Watershed Society provided a presentation on their Medicine River Water Quality sampling program. Tanya Rushcall with Alberta Environment & Protected Areas presented on Pesticide Monitoring in Alberta Surface Alberta . Terry Chamulak also with Alberta Environment & Protected Areas and he had an excellent overview of the Red Deer Basin Hydrology. Our final speaker was Francine Forrest with the Red Deer River Watershed Alliance and she provided an RDRWA Update.
Thank you to everyone who came out and helped us celebrate World Water Day!