Our Watershed. Our Responsibility.
April 2021 | Volume 7 | Issue 4

Happy Earth Day!

Photo Credit: Walter Dick

Happy Earth Day from the Athabasca Watershed Council! 
Earth Day was originally established on April 22, 1970 in the United States as a national holiday, then recognized as a worldwide holiday in 1990 in order to raise pollution awareness. Today, the Earth Day organization aims to help people and organizations around the world reduce their environmental impact. 

Visit the Earth Day Canada official website using the link below to see more campaigns and nationwide events for Earth Day 2021. 
Earth Day Canada Website

Athabasca Watershed Council Membership Renewal 

Attention AWC members! As a reminder our organizational and individual membership period for the year 2020-21 has ended. If you would like to renew your membership with the Athabasca Watershed Council for 2021-22, we ask that you follow the link below to our website to fill out the membership renewal form. 

The membership term for the AWC is from April 1st to March 31st of the following year. If you have emailed us (admin@awc-wpac) asking to renew your membership, then you do not need to fill out this form. 

To renew your membership for 2021, click on the link below. Thank you for your involvement and becoming a member of the Athabasca Watershed Council! 
AWC Membership Renewal

 Lac La Biche Water Management Plan
Public Engagement Session  

Lac La Biche County is hosting a public engagement session to review the updated Lac La Biche Watershed Management Plan (WMP). The public engagement session will be held via Zoom on Thursday April 22, 2021 at 7:00 PM.

The updated Lac La Biche WMP is an an adaptable, evidence-based plan that includes action plans to help protect and improve water quality and keep the lake and watershed healthy, while balancing environmental, economic and community needs within the watershed. Residents will have a chance to ask questions, provide feedback, and learn what you can do to help. This session is free to join with no prior registration required.

To learn more about the WMP and to join the virtual session Thursday, visit the Lac La Biche County website using the link below. 
Lac La Biche Water Management Plan

 STREAM Webinar Series 

Living Lakes Canada (LLC) is hosting a four-part webinar series to introduce the STREAM (Sequencing The Rivers for Environmental Assessment and Monitoring) project to anyone interested in community-based water monitoring. The next webinar will be held on Thursday April 29, 2021 from 11 AM- 12 PM via Zoom.

Guest presenters will include representatives from University of Guelph, WWF-Canada, Environment and Climate Change Canada, as well as participating water monitoring groups and First Nations. 

For more information on the STREAM project and to sign up for the LLC webinars, visit the link below.
STREAM Webinar Sign Up

Working Well Workshop 

Mighty Peace Watershed Alliance & MD of Greenview are hosting a free, online water well management workshop on Tuesday April 27, 2021 at 6:30 PM.

This workshop is presented by the Working Well Program, with technical expertise provided by Alberta Agriculture and Forestry, Alberta Environment and Parks, Alberta Health Services and licensed water well drillers. Participants will learn the basics of groundwater and how your well works, how to properly operate and maintain your well, and more.

To sign up for the virtual Working Well Workshop, visit the link below.
Working Well Workshop Sign Up
Be sure to check out our website for more information on the Athabasca River basin!
Athabasca Watershed Council Site
Previous Newsletters
We want to thank our members for their ongoing support and would like to recognize Lac La Biche Regional Watershed Stewardship Society this month! Thank you for always supporting the Athabasca Watershed Council.
Editor: Indah Holmberg  

To submit your stories, announcements, or events happening in and about the Athabasca Watershed, email us at

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PO Box 1058
Athabasca, AB T9S 2A8

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