Our Watershed. Our Responsibility.
February 2021 | Volume 7 | Issue 2

New Athabasca Watershed Council Executive Director

The Athabasca Watershed Council is pleased to welcome Petra Rowell as our new Executive Director!

Having graduated from the University of Alberta in 1990, Petra has more than 25 years of experience as a wildlife biologist, working throughout Alberta on migratory bird studies, endangered species recovery, and land stewardship programs. Over the past decade and a half, she has been immersed in Alberta’s provincial water policy: assisting provincial and municipal governments and their partners (including industry, non-government organizations and Indigenous communities) in developing policies, plans and programs to support implementation of the Water for Life strategy.

Petra has worked for a number of Alberta’s Watershed Planning and Advisory Councils, and is looking forward to sharing these experiences with the Athabasca Watershed Council.

“Essentially, I enjoy helping organizations be successful in achieving their shared goals and objectives. I look forward to working with the Athabasca Watershed Council and getting to know each of you better in the very near future!"


The Athabasca Watershed Council would also like to thank Janet Pomeroy, our previous Executive Director, for her work and dedication towards the Athabasca Watershed Council. For the past two years, Janet has been a great help to our organization, working with members, board of directors, and stakeholders to maintain the Athabasca Watershed and uphold the Alberta, "Water For Life," strategy. She announced her retirement at the end of 2020 and we wish her the very best in her future endeavors.

Have ‘coffee’ with AWC’s new Executive Director!

Although meeting in person is still a bit of a challenge, the AWC’s new Executive Director, Petra Rowell, is looking forward to ‘virtually’ meeting AWC Directors, Members and staff.

Please consider this an invitation to join Petra online via Zoom, Friday, March 12, 10:00 – 11:00 AM. Bring your own coffee, drop in or drop out if you can’t stay the whole time. And bring your questions! Petra will give a short presentation on the role of the AWC Executive Director and then will open the floor to questions, comments, suggestions, etc. We hope you’ll join us.

For more information and to join, visit the events page on our website. 
Athabasca Watershed Council Events

Athabasca Science Outreach: Crustacean Creatures with Dr. Robert Holmberg

Athabasca Science Outreach is hosting a virtual Zoom presentation with Dr. Robert Holmberg and Athabasca University on Crustaceans: More Than Crabs, Lobsters, and Shrimps, on Tuesday, February 23 from 7:00  8:30 PM via Zoom. 

This presentation is a free community event and will discuss the various types of crustaceans found here in Alberta, as well as the roles they play in ecology and our economy.

For more information and to see all upcoming events from Athabasca Science Outreach, visit the link below.
Athabasca Science Outreach Events

World Water Day 

March 22nd is World Water Day! Established as a UN observance day in 1993, this event aims to raise awareness and focus attention on the global water crisis. This year, World Water Day focuses on the theme, 'Valuing Water'. The World Water Day organization has an ongoing discussion page and additional resources relating to Water conservation posted on their website. 

For more information, visit the World Water Day website using the link below. 
World Water Day Website
Be sure to check out our website for more information on the Athabasca River basin!
Athabasca Watershed Council Site
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We want to thank our members for their ongoing support and would like to recognize the Town of Athabasca this month! Thank you for always supporting the AWC.
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PO Box 1058
Athabasca, AB T9S 2A8

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