Our Watershed. Our Responsibility.
December 2022 | Volume 8 | Issue 11
Join AWC Staff for a winter open house on December 21st! Drop by the AWC office in the historic Athabasca train station for cookies and eggnog any time between 1pm to 3pm. We're happy to chat about the Athabasca watershed and our ongoing projects!

Education, Outreach and Event Opportunities

The Athabasca Christmas Bird Count will be on December 18th from dawn until dusk! Join Science Outreach Athabasca and the Crooked Creek Conservancy society in helping with this year's bird count.
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Inside Education will be hosting Navigate/Generate, which is a no-cost educational conference that will be held this March in Canmore, AB. 20 teams of 6 high school students and two teachers will be invited to attend, with their costs covered. Applications are open until the end of December!
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Applications for the Caring for Our Watershed Contest are open! This contest is open to all students from grades 7-12 who are interested in improving their watershed. If you're an educator in the Athabasca watershed and want to let your students know about this opportunity, contact Ashley at to have a presentation to your class!
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NEW! X-Stream Science is now available in the Athabasca watershed starting in May 2023, for grades 7-12! X-Stream Science is an experiential learning program initially created by the Battle River Watershed Alliance to give students hands-on scientific field experience. To learn more about the program contact Ashley at, or 780-213-4389.

AWC Activity Updates

On November 15th, the Communications, Education, and Community Engagement Committee met to discuss the AWC's vision and mission, and how we can improve our communications tools. If you'd like to be involved with the CECE committee, contact Ashley at
On November 18th, the Pembina River Watershed Technical Advisory Committee met to discuss the work that Sarah has been doing on a draft State of the Pembina River Watershed Report, and to share some exciting news that will be announced in the new year!
On November 22nd, the AWC Board met in Spruce Grove. It was our biggest in-person board meeting since before the COVID-19 pandemic!
AWC board members and staff at our November meeting.
On November 26th, the AWC hosted a Tawatinaw River Open House! We welcomed over 40 people to hear from our speakers and enjoy networking opportunities.
Petra (our Executive Director) and Monica from Crooked Creek setting up at the Rochester Seniors' Centre.
Check out some of our blog posts for more information on our projects and why we do them:
Benthic Invertebrates: The Who, What, and Why
Riparian Resoration: French Creek Planting
Pond Days 2022
Links of Interest
Local Fish Consumption Survey
Wildfire Community Preparedness Day
Maintaining the Tawatinaw River watershed
Resource AER: stories, images, and videos on energy development and regulation in Alberta
Alberta Water Connections Video Series:
Learn about growing food without soil, maximizing food production while minimizing water use, and more through the Alberta Water Portal's new video series!
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It just might be the rarest trout species in Alberta
Interested in some of the biodiversity in the Athabasca Watershed? Check out this video on Athabasca Rainbow Trout!
The next AWC board meeting will be held in February 2023, more details to come. 
Approved Board Meeting Minutes
Be sure to check out our website for more information on the Athabasca River basin! If you enjoy the work we do, please consider supporting the AWC through making a donation
Our organization is accepting donations through the ATB Cares/Benevity portal. ATB Cares will match 15% of every dollar donated to Alberta-based, non-religious charities through this site (up to $5,000 of matching funds a year). 

Your support to the Athabasca Watershed Council will help us achieve our vision of a watershed that is ecologically healthy, socially responsible, and economically sustainable. If you would like to make a donation, visit our website using the link below. 
Athabasca Watershed Council Site
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We thank our members and partner organizations for their ongoing support. This month we would like to recognize ALMS (Alberta Lake Management Society). They've just published their latest winter lake keepers report, which includes lakes in the Athabasca watershed. Thank you for supporting the Athabasca Watershed Council!
This newsletter was edited by Ashley Johnson, Education and Outreach Coordinator
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Athabasca Watershed Council
PO Box 1058
Athabasca, AB T9S 2A8

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