Friday, October 28, 2011

News From the Front - Fall 2011

Our fall edition of "News From the Front" is now available online !
I hope you all enjoy our little newsletter -- and hearing about the happenings in the Waterton Park Front Area !

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

September 2011 Update

I hope everyone has had a great summer -- even with the warm temperatures we are going to have this week, there is still that look and feel of fall in the air.    There are a few things of interest that I have been wanting to update you all on for while now.

One is the Oldman Watershed Council Newsletter -- which is full of great "news" -- I encourage you all to subscribe to it if you have not done so allready.  It can be viewed here
OWC August 2011 Newsletter

The other is that the Shell Fueling Challenge is still going on:
As I mentioned before you can vote for the OWC Watershed Legacy Program here
Shell Fueling Challenge OWC Watershed Legacy


You can also vote for the Cowboys and Carnivores Project Voting Page

The link above will also provide you with a good description of the Cowboys and Carnivores Project

Below is a brief summary from the Voting Page

"The Miistakis Institute has partnered with the Drywood Yarrow Conservation Partnership, a group of ranchers who live near Waterton Lakes National Park in southwest Alberta. The partnership is developing an innovative community-based monitoring program to reduce carnivore conflicts in the region while maintaining healthy populations of large carnivores. Ranchers living with carnivores face safety concerns and economic burdens due to property damage or consumption of grain and/or livestock by carnivores. "

Register Online To Voluntarily Participate In The Cowboys & Carnivores Program:

Submit A Large Carnivore Sighting: or direct to interactive map for entry

For more details/contacts -- please send me an email and I will connect you with the appropriate contacts in our area.

I believe it is really important for all members of the community to support projects like these -- they not only benefit specific community members involved in there programs but also serve to better our whole community.

One last note ----- We decided not to have our planned "Weed Day" this summer, as everyone was still busy trying to get through all of their summer "duties".   I would really like to have some kind of get together with everyone late this fall/early winter.   Please drop me a note if you have any thoughts on this.  


Wednesday, May 25, 2011

OWC Fueling Challenge - We need your votes

Hi Everyone -

If you have a minute - please take the time to vote for the Watershed Legacy Program

You can view the details here:


Our Next Meeting

Hi Everyone -

With all this rain it seems a fitting time to talk about "water" - I hope you will be able to join us for our next meeting to be held:

MAY 31, 2011
7 PM
At the Conservation Center at Waterton Springs Campground

All you need to brings is any ideas you might have for future group projects or events !


Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Waterton Bioshere Reserve

The Waterton Watershed Group has been listed as a partner on the Waterton Biosphere Reserve's Website.  For those of you who are not yet familiar with the Biosphere Reserve the following link will tell you all about it:

Their website is also full of great links and information about conservation projects in the area - and all kinds of other interesting "stuff" - so be sure and browse through the site if you have a chance.  
The Waterton Biosphere Reserve Association have been great supporters of our Waterton Watershed Group - and we thank them very much for helping us get our group started !

Saturday, January 22, 2011

2010-2011 Group Survey

Hi Everyone,

As a requirement for our 2010 funding from ASN, I have created a short survey for each of you to fill out. There are a few questions related to the 2010-2011 Riparian Health Projects, and our Field Day/BBQ. Also you will find a few questions about the WWG group in general ... which are there to help determine what the focus of the group will be in the future. It will also help us make decisions about what kinds of projects etc. we may want to participate in down the road.

I know everyone is busy ... and I have tried to make it as short and painless as possible !. If you could take a moment to fill it out .. that would be great ! There is space to include any ideas you might have about the group .. please feel free to share your thoughts. You can find the survey at the following link:

Thanks again !

*If anyone has touble filling it out .. accessing it .. or would rather fill it out on paper .. please let me know and I will be happy to assist you ! *