Our Watershed. Our Responsibility.
June 2021 | Volume 7 | Issue 7

Welcoming AWC's New Summer Student

The Athabasca Watershed Council is pleased to welcome Ashley Johnson as our new Science and Education Coordinator! Ashley is a senior undergraduate studying paleontology at the University of Alberta, where she has spent time in learning how to think about how the past can help us in planning for the future.

"I want to be able to make science and conservation issues understandable to everyone. As someone who has grown up in Athabasca County, I am motivated help the community to understand the value of the Athabasca Watershed."   

AWC E-Newsletter Survey

The Athabasca Watershed Council newsletter has been ongoing for nearly ten years. As such, we are always looking for ways we can better communicate with our members and the general public. Is our newsletter effective? What type of water-related news would you like to hear from us? Fill out a short, 10 question survey below and share your thoughts! 

The survey will close on July 31, 2021. You can fill out the survey using the link below. We look forward to hearing from you!
AWC E-Newsletter Interest Survey

Alberta Water Futures
Report Release 

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

Alberta Wetland Field Guide

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's Work To Grow 

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

Athabasca Watershed
Council Donations

As you may know, 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). 

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
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 Alberta Ecotrust! Thank you for supporting the Athabasca Watershed Council.
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