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Our Watershed. Our Responsibility.
 
October 2021 | Volume 7 | Issue 10
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Athabasca Watershed NatureLynx

Help contribute to the scientific understanding of Alberta's ecosystems! The Athabasca Watershed Council has created a NatureLynx Group. NatureLynx is an online platform from ABMI (Alberta Biodiversity Monitoring Institute). Submit photos of any wildlife you see! NatureLynx can help you learn to identify local species, learn about biodiversity hotspots, and connect with a community interested in nature! 
AWC NatureLynx Group

AWC Junior Calendar Contest

The calendar contest is now closed. Winners are currently being chosen! The winners will be featured in our 2022 Calendar. Winners will receive exciting prizes as well as a copy of the AWC Calendar. Keep an eye out for our November newsletter to see who won!
2022 Youth Calendar Contest

Project Updates

The AWC is re-vamping the website's blog to include more project updates and science issues.
On October 20th and 21st, Sarah, Petra, and Ashley joined Lisa Card from Highway 2 Conservation to start a riparian restoration project along a creek that joins with French Creek, a tributary of the Pembina River.
To learn more about riparian restoration, and what else the AWC has been up to, check out the link to our blog!
Athabasca River Outflow Blog

Science Outreach - Athabasca
Nature's Waterworks

Dr. Robert Holmberg's Science Outreach talk about Nature's Waterworks has been uploaded to YouTube. The talk is divided into seven parts, ranging from the Earth's water to ecology of lakes and rivers to what you can do to protect your water supply. Click on the link below to access the videos through the AWC website!
Nature's Waterworks

Upcoming Events

On October 28th, My Wild Alberta is hosting "Upper Pembina River Education Session"
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On November 4th, the Alberta Institute of Agrologists is hosting "The effects of seismic lines on biodiversity and environmental conditions in the boreal ecosystems of Northern Alberta, Canada"  and "is soil mounding contributing to the successful restoration of seismic lines in Alberta, Canada?"
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On November 18th, the Alberta Institute of Agrologists is hosting "Life Cycle Analysis of Novel Constructed Wetlands Water Reclamation Materials"
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Athabasca Watershed
Council Fundraiser!

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). 

The AWC wants to raise $7,500 to help support the cost of creating a story map about the Athabasca River Basin, and we can't do it without your support!

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. 
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Discover Alberta's Landscapes

You may have been wondering above, what is a story map? It's an online interactive tool that combines text and maps and other content, to form a cohesive story. For us, it will be based on the Athabasca River, from the headwaters to the Peace-Athabasca Delta. We've linked a story map that is a geo-tour of Alberta's landscapes to give you an idea of what we could achieve with your support.
Story Map Example
Articles of Interest
To be resilient, the Canadian Prairie needs lots of wetlands
Upper Pembina River Fisheries Management Goverment of Alberta Update
Climate Change: The environmental disasters we've almost fixed
La Niña's back. Here's how it will affect the weather
The Alberta Native Plant Council has announced the publication of "Wildflowers of Whitehorse Wildland Provincial Park", a field guide including species descriptions and information on habitat and natural communities.

The guide is available for purchase for $20 (shipping included). If you would to purchase a copy, visit the link below. 
Wildflowers of Whitehorse Wildland Provincial Park
Ducks Unlimited Canada has announced the official release of the Alberta Wetland Classification System Field Guide, a classification guide based on the Alberta Wetland Classification System released by the Government of Alberta in 2015. This guide is intended to help users identify and classify wetlands in the field.

Digital copies are available for free and hard copies of the guide are available for purchase for $32 (shipping included). If you would like to purchase a copy, visit the links below. 
Wetland Field Guide Hard Copy Purchase
Wetland Field Guide Digital Copy Download
Green Communities Guide
The green communities guide is one designed for use by municipal planners, developers, community groups, and more. This resource highlights nature-based approaches communities are taking to managing development while considering our natural systems.  
Green Communities Guide
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. 
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 Plains Midstream! Thank you for supporting the Athabasca Watershed Council.
This newsletter was edited by Ashley Johnson, Science and Education Coordinator
 
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