Coal Mines, Mountains, and The Old Man Watershed Workshop. May 13, 1:15 - 2:15 pm. Presenters Latasha Calf Robe, Founder of the Niitsitapi water protectors & Becky Best-Bertwistle, Conservation Engagement Coordinator of CPAWS Southern Alberta .Public Live Stream Here: https://youtu.be/IYRjXN-11GsWalk For Your Watershed. May 13, 2:15 pm – 3:30 pm. Presenter: Vicki Perkins, Environmental Educator and Coordinator for the Freshwater Field School, Alberta Parks .Public Live Stream Here: https://youtu.be/oIqB1xCjek
June 15, 2021
You are invited to the Red Deer River Watershed Alliance’s Annual General Meeting on Tuesday, June 15th from 9:30 am to 12:00 pm. This event is free to attend and will be held via Zoom.
The meeting will feature a keynote presentation from Dr. Monica Emelko (University of Waterloo) and Dr. Uldis Silins (University of Alberta), focused on the effects of landscape disturbances on Alberta’s water supplies and strategies for source water protection. This will be followed by the Annual General Meeting business, featuring an update from the RDRWA, Board elections, and plans for 2021/22.
Please register online or by emailing info (@) rdrwa.ca.
The RDRWA Events Calendar allows the Red Deer River Watershed Alliance and the community to post events that focus on watershed management and other water or land-related topics in a common location to be viewed by the public. Do you have a comment, question, or need help with accessing or submitting an event to the calendar? Contact: info (at ) rdrwa.ca or call: 403-340-7379.
COWBOY SMITHX will be our keynote speaker!
A Very Visual Field Guide for Wetland Classification in Alberta Presented by Catherine Brown, Ducks Unlimited Canada Wetlands are an integral part of Alberta’s landscape and provide a critical role in maintaining healthy watersheds, providing habitat for waterfowl and other wildlife, maintaining upland forests, and providing many other ecosystem services and benefits. A fundamental understanding of wetlands and their functions is key to promoting conservation of Alberta’s wetlands with the people who are working on the landscape – land users and land managers. With funding and support from Alberta Innovates, the Alberta North American Waterfowl Management Plan Partnership, and the…
ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING This will be about 30 minutes, covering reports from Board Chair Kim Good and Conservation Director Mary Jane Block, along with an overview of the approved Financial Report. GUEST SPEAKER Immediately following the business meeting, we invite you to join us for a special presentation on Native Pollinators of Alberta. Sydney Worthy is a recent MSc graduate from the University of Alberta. She studied Alberta’s native pollinators and the effects that managed honey bees have on their native plant-pollinator network interactions. Sydney developed a passion for native bees and now works with the Alberta Native Bee Council…
Only registered participants that are current RDRWA members are eligible to vote during the AGM. Please note: RDRWA membership is free, and open to all organizations, municipalities, and individuals that support the vision, mission, and goals of the RDRWA. If you wish to become a member, please sign up here prior to the AGM. If you are a member of the RDRWA but are unsure if you hold a current membership please contact Kelly at email@example.com. AGM Materials Meeting materials will be posted online closer to the meeting date.
Join the David Thompson Climbers Association for the David Thompson Clean -Up on Saturday, June 26th at 10:30 am 10:30 am : Meet at the Pinto Lake staging area (approximately one km after the Cline River bridge). Garbage bags and gloves will be provided. Upon arrival you will be given a map to a designated area. A volunteer leader will greet you and assist you with directions should you need it. Please bring back all garbage to be taken out and weighed! 1:00 pm: After the clean up they will meet back at the staging area for prizes from their sponsors…
Tall Buttercup is a noxious weed that has invaded one of Legacy Land Trust's conservation properties south of Water Valley, AB. We'll spend July 7 & 8 picking the plants before they go to seed. The event is on a beautiful piece of private land certified as an ecological gift by Environment and Climate Change Canada. Contact Legacy's Program Coordinator Jordan Collin (jordan @ legacylandtrustsociety.ca) if you'd like to join us. We'll send you directions and a list of stuff to bring—like good gloves, boots, lunch, water and bug spray.!😉
Do you work in or around wetlands in and are interested in learning more about the Alberta Wetland Classification System Field Guide (AWCS)? Join Ducks Unlimited Canada for a free, online training event that will provide an introduction to wetland identification and classification of Alberta’s wetlands in accordance with the Alberta Wetland Classification System (AWCS), presented with the newly released Alberta Wetland Classification System Field Guide. Please register here
Lacombe County is now accepting nominations for its new Environmental Stewardship Award. The award intends to recognize an individual that practices environmental conservation and sustainability on their own property. The nomination period goes from July 1 to Aug. 31 and the winner will be selected by a panel of judges. The winner will receive a one-time cash prize of $1,500. An individual can only be a recipient of the award once and must practice environmental stewardship within Lacombe County. Nominations can be submitted in person or by email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
A mini Pow Wow will be held on Wednesday, July 21, at the Sunchild First Nation. The exact location may change due to the growing positive response to the event. There will be road signs directing attendees to the final location.
RMA and the Alberta Urban Municipalities Association (AUMA) are partnering to host two virtual workshops that will explore how past government policies have defined today’s relationship between Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples. The workshop will provide municipal leaders with a deeper understanding of: Canada’s history of government policies and the effect on First Nations, Inuit, and Métis peoplesThe learnings from the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada and the 94 Calls to ActionIndigenous intersectionality and guidance on terminologyCommon myths and how unconscious bias continues to contribute to misconceptions, prejudices, and stereotyping of Indigenous peoplesPractical steps for municipal governments to advance reconciliation and create inclusive workspaces This…