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Elbow River State of the Watershed Report

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Elbow River State of the Watershed Report

Wednesday, March 24, 2021 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Online using Zoom Video Conferencing Technology

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Presented by Flora Giesbrecht, Elbow River Watershed Partnership

The Elbow River Watershed is an area of land drained by the Elbow River as it goes through many different landscapes ranging from sup-alpine mountains to foothills and parklands. The Elbow River has been a source of clean water for many residents of Calgary and the surrounding communities and nations for over 120 years. Due to increased recreational and industrial activities as well as urban development, there is a higher demand for that water from the watershed, which causes some concerns.

The Elbow River Watershed Partnership, along with a dedicated committee of stakeholders and scientists, including the Bow Basin Watershed Management Plan Technical Committee, released the first Elbow River Basin Water Management Plan in January 2009 (ERWP, 2009). In 2016, the ERWP Board of Directors initiated a process to review and update the Plan. Assessing the current state of the watershed is the first step in the development of an updated watershed management plan to support the advancement and implementation of stewardship actions.  Starting in 2018, the Elbow River Watershed Partnership initiated the SOW project.

What do you get when you put together a watershed stewardship organization, + funds from 8 organizations, + 23 dedicated volunteer writers, + 7 GIS experts, + over 350 pages of data filled sheets and over 2 years of time? You get a ‘SOW’! Join us in hearing a presentation from Flora Giesbrecht to find out more about The Elbow River State of the Watershed Report.

Free for Friends of Fish Creek Members, $10 for non-members, free for youth 16 years of age and younger with a registered adult.

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March 24, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Cost: $10