Our Watershed. Our Responsibility.
July 2020 | Volume 6 | Issue 4

Alberta Water Council Protecting Sources of Drinking Water 

The Alberta Water Council has recently released their Protecting Sources of Drinking Water in Alberta Guide and companion report to their site. The guide aims to support source water protection planning and educate drinking water system operators in Alberta with their respective SWP planning activities.

You can read more of the Protecting Sources of Drinking Water in Alberta Guide hereTo learn more about the Alberta Water Council, visit the link below.
Alberta Water Council

AWC 2021 Calendar Photo Contest 

Photo Credit: Colleen Kiselyk

Athabasca Watershed Council is still accepting entries for our 2021 Calendar Photo Contest. Submit your best photos here on our website. Photos must be landscaped oriented and at least 300 dpi. We are looking for seasonal shots (spring, summer, autumn, winter) that relate to the Water for Life strategy.

For the official contest rules visit the link below. 
The contest is open from July 1st to September 30th. Winners will receive a $25 Amazon gift card and a spot in our 2021 calendar! 
2021 Calendar Photo Contest Rules

Lac La Biche Healthy Waters
Webinar Series 

Lac La Biche County, in partnership with Healthy Waters, is hosting a series of educational webinars over Zoom.  

These webinars aim to educate the public on a variety of topics relating to the health of lakes, wetlands, and watersheds. You will have an opportunity to ask questions of leading experts in the environmental field, and spend time with people who care deeply about the health of our environment.

The next webinar is held on August 20. For more information, visit the Lac La Biche Facebook page here.
Healthy Waters Webinar Series

Blue Green Algae Health Advisory

Photo Credit: CTV News

Alberta Health Services have recently issued a health advisory regarding the appearance of blue-green algae in numerous lakes throughout Alberta. Blue-green algae, also known as cyanobacteria, is a natural inhabiting algae appearing similar to clumps of grass clippings or fuzz on the surface of water.

People who come in contact with visible blue-green algae, or who ingest water containing blue-green algae, may experience skin irritation, rash, sore throat, sore red eyes, swollen lips, fever, nausea and vomiting and/or diarrhea. Symptoms usually appear within one to three hours and resolve in one to two days.

To see which lakes are under advisory, or to learn more about the health risks involving blue-green algae, visit the link below. 
Blue Green Algae Advisory
Be sure to check out our website for more information on the Athabasca River basin!
Athabasca Watershed Council Site
2021 Photo Contest Submission
Previous Newsletters
We want to thank our members for their ongoing support and would like to recognize Municipal District of Opportunity No. 17 this month! Thank you M.D. Opportunity No. 17 for always supporting the AWC.
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PO Box 1058
Athabasca, AB T9S 2A8

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