Continuing Education

Landowner Resources 

Are you a landowner within the Lesser Slave Watershed, looking for learning opportunities to better manage your property? We have resources and opportunities to help inform landowners' and industry partners' land management practices to help keep the Lesser Slave Watershed happy, healthy and sustainable for generations to come! Check out these resources, or stop by our office to get your own physical copies! 

The Green Acreages Guide: Primer 

The Green Acreages Guide: Primer is available as a free online resource, and can be found here. If you would prefer a hard copy, the LSWC has copies available. This primer acts as a short introduction to acreage living and realities of living in rural communities. 

In it, you'll find useful information for small acreage owners, including things like: 

- Rural Community Living, Rural Utilities and Services, Waste Management

- Stewardship Tips

- Water Management Tips

- Information on Biodiversity, Weed and Weed Control, Wildlife Habitat, and Managing Animals

- Land and Air Management Tips

The Green Acreages Guide also comes as a full guide, which is not available for free online. If you would like to investigate any of these topics further, the full guide is a good place to start, and is also available at the LSWC office in hard copy binders. 

 

Working Well Alberta

The Working Well Alberta program works to achieve safe and secure ground water supplies for Albertans. The program's objectives include: 

Awareness: To help water well owners recognize that management of private wells is their responsibility, and to understand the potential impacts of human activities on groundwater.

Knowledge: To help well owners gain a basic understanding of groundwater science, how a water well works, and how a well should be managed.

Practice Change: To help well owners acquire the knowledge and skills to adopt recommended water well management practices.

The program has developed fact sheets on many different topics, which can be found below: 

Ways to Protect Your Well Water and Ground Supply

Water Well Design and Construction

Shock Chlorinating your Well

Plugging your Well

Upgrading your Well in a Pit

Overpumping your Well

Measuring Well Water Levels

Well Owner Responsibilities

Drilling a New Well

Private Sewage Systems

Gas in your Well Water

Taking Water Samples

Maintaining your Cistern

Water Treatment for Well Owners

Protecting your Well From Disasters

Cross Connections and your Well

 

Looking for Information on a Specific Topic? 

Do you want information on a specific topic? Do you have an idea for a presentation that would benefit the Lesser Slave Watershed community or special interest group in the area? Give us a shout! We are always looking for ideas to educate and engage with the public! We will make programs and presentations tailored to specific age groups, knowledge bases, and interests! 

Reach out to us with your ideas at (780) 523-9800, on social media, by stopping by our office (socially distanced and wearing a mask, following all current AHS guidelines), or by email at [email protected]! We look forward to hearing your ideas!