Our Watershed. Our Responsibility.
March 2021 | Volume 7 | Issue 3

Alberta Water Council Director Profile  

The Alberta Water Council recently wrote a piece on our board director and treasurer, Morris Nesdole, and his work in the Athabasca Watershed. Morris has been with our organization for many years and has previously worked with the Regional Health Authority and the Children and Family Services Board in Fort McMurray. 

"Since its inception in 2003, the most significant accomplishment of the AWC has been its disciplined approach for collaboration within the twenty-three very diverse sectors, to produce recommendations that are acceptable to each sector and of benefit to the peoples of Alberta" - Morris Nesdole 

To see the full article, visit the Alberta Water Council newsletter using the link below. 
Alberta Water Council Newsletter

Alberta Native Plant Council
Virtual Workshop

The Alberta Native Plant Council (ANPC) is holding their spring virtual workshop: Northern Native Plants and Ecosystems on Saturday March 20, 2021 from 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM. 

The workshop will feature presentations from 8 panelists on northern ecosystems, restoration, and vascular and non-vascular plant species. The day will run from 9:00-4:30 with many opportunities for breaks and fun activities throughout. 

To sign up for this event and to view the full schedule for the 2021 ANPC Workshop, visit the ANPC website using the link below. 
Alberta Native Plant Council Workshop

 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 first webinar will be held on Thursday March 25, 2021 from 10- 11 AM.

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

Cows and Fish Job Opening 

The Cows and Fish Alberta Riparian Habitat Management Society is looking to hire a Riparian Range Specialist for the southern region of Alberta. The job involves coordinating and implementing community based and riparian health activities around southeastern Alberta Grasslands Natural Region, focusing on areas with species at risk.

The application deadline is March 18, 2021. To apply for this position, and to learn more about the Cows and Fish organization, visit the link below. 
Cows and Fish Website

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
Previous Newsletters
We want to thank our members for their ongoing support and would like to recognize the Cows and Fish Alberta Riparian Habitat Management 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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Athabasca, AB T9S 2A8

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