News and Upcoming Events
Big Lakes County ALUS Program Partnership Opportunity!
The LSWC is managing Big Lakes County's ALUS program! This program is available to Big Lakes County residents and is meant to promote nature-based solutions across the landscape! ALUS supports producers looking to improve the function of their land and make it more sustainable! Funding is available to support projects in Big Lakes to help steward the land for the next generation, and generations to come!
Key ALUS Topics Include:
- Alternative Watering Systems
- Beneficial Management Practices
- Enhanced Grazing
- Pollinators and Pollinator Habitat
- Regenerative Agriculture
- Riparian Enhancement
- Restoring Native Species
- Species at Risk
- Wildlife Management
Stop by our office or call Meghan or Kate to chat about the ALUS program, bounce project ideas off us, and see how ALUS (and LSWC programs) can support you!
Environmental Farm Plans!
LSWC staff can help you complete your EFP from start to finish!
The LSWC staff are trained EFP technicians and can help you complete an EFP, which is often a prerequisite to funding and grant opportunities! Reach out to our office to get started on your EFP and talk about the different opportunities we have to help support projects on your land!
Eyes on Slave Lake is LIVE!
After many months of work, challenges and road blocks, our exciting new project is here! Spread the word!!! Our new feature is called ”Eyes on Slave Lake”! It includes 2 live streaming cameras pointed directly at Lesser Slave Lake to help inform the public about lake conditions in real time from anywhere in the world!
The project was developed to help recreational lake users make informed decisions about lake use before they make their way out to the lake!
The live feeds are LIVE on the LSWC’s YouTube Page! Check them out!
Special Shout out to Sunstone Inn Bed & Breakfast, deSIGNS by Tam Ltd and RMS Electrical for partnering with us to let this project be possible!
We will work to improve the cameras! Contact Kate at [email protected] or by phone at (780) 523-9800 if you have any questions, suggestions or would like to sponsor the cameras!
SplashFest Coming to High Prairie! - August 18th
2022 marks the LSWC's 15th anniversary! To celebrate this incredible milestone, join us August 18, 2022 for SplashFest! There’ll be games, activities, show and share (with local fire fighters, peace officers, etc.), and a BBQ lunch as a thank-you and informational for watershed residents. In addition to showcasing the work of the LSWC, SplashFest will be a fun showcase of the many organizations in the community/region who work in Education and Recreation. Thus far partners at the Lesser Slave Forest Education Society, and the High Prairie Municipal Library have agreed to be a part of the day’s events.
LSWC Bursary Fundraising!
In addition to donations made by the families of Brian Elliott and Brian Rosche we are selling rain barrels made using repurposed soap drums from Bim's Carwash in High Prairie!
By upcycling these drums we are helping to reduce waste in our community, and as rain barrels are great for conserving water. We think it's an awesome way help the environment! Rain water can be used to water your garden or lawn, and it minimizes the run-off of fertilizers and other pollutants keeping our water cleaner and keeping pollutants out of our storm drains! Did you know that the rain water and run off that enters our storm drains is not treated before it enters natural waterways? Help mitigate the effects of storm water run off by capturing and using your rain water with a rain barrel!
Each rain barrel costs $70, and proceeds will go towards funding our bursary! The LSWC accepts cash or cheques (payable to the Lesser Slave Watershed Council). We ask that you pick up your orders from our office, located at 4833 52nd Ave. High Prairie, AB. We often work in the field and ask that you make an appointment to ensure we are at the office for pick-ups.
If you are interested in purchasing one of our rain barrels, please contact us to place your order:
email: [email protected] phone: (780) 523-9800
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