Our Watershed. Our Responsibility.
August 2021 | Volume 7 | Issue 8

AWC Junior Calendar Contest

Calling all students! If you have a favourite place, like a river, lake or stream, in the Athabasca Watershed that you’d like everyone to know about, this calendar contest is the perfect way to highlight it. Submit your photos, essays, or drawings showing off your favourite place in the Athabasca Watershed in our Junior Calendar Contest!

14 winners will be selected to be featured in our 2022 Calendar. Winners will receive exciting prizes as well as a copy of the AWC Calendar.  Entries can be submitted up until 11:59 PM on Thursday, September 30th. Visit our website to learn more!
2022 Youth Calendar Contest

Have 'Coffee' With AWC's Summer Student!

Join us over zoom on September 10th, where AWC's summer student Ashley Johnson will be giving a talk on her experience with the watershed council. More details will be posted to social media closer to the date.

Project Updates

The AWC is re-vamping the website's blog to include more project updates and science issues.
On August 18th and 19th, Sarah, Petra, and Ashley drove to Hinton for a site selection trip for the Upper Athabasca Biomonitoring Project. They would like to thank board member Lavone for meeting them on the 18th and helping show them around the area.
To learn more about the site selection trip, and what else the AWC has been up to, check out the link to our blog.
Athabasca River Outflow Blog

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. 
Donate Here

Hydrogeological Regions Of Alberta: Story Map

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 on the hydrogeological regions of Alberta to give you an idea of what we could achieve with your support.
Story Map Example
The Alberta Water Council recently released their final report for the Alberta Water Futures project in June, 2021. The Project aims to identify the top future risks that may affect Alberta’s water management system and assess the readiness of the system to respond to those emerging challenges and potential opportunities.

The report examines the strengths and shortcomings of the current water management system and describes the top risks in a short term and long term 10 year time frame. If you would to read the full report and learn more about the Alberta Water Futures project, visit the link below. 
Alberta Water Futures Project
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 to purchase a copy, visit the links below. 
Wetland Field Guide Hard Copy Purchase
Wetland Field Guide Digital Copy Download
Nature Canada is offering a wage subsidy to employ BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Colour) youth in nature organizations. The program aims to provide a 50% wage subsidy to environmental organizations and create learning and community-building opportunities for BIPOC youth participants in Canada.

If you would like to apply or learn more about the Work to Grow program, visit the Nature Canada website using the link below. 
Nature Canda Work to Grow Program
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 TD Friends of the Environment Foundation! Thank you for supporting the Athabasca Watershed Council.
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Athabasca Watershed Council
PO Box 1058
Athabasca, AB T9S 2A8

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