Medicine Hat event to explore province’s watershed areas

October 27, 2017 by  

The South East Alberta Watershed Alliance (SEAWA) will be hosting an event in Medicine Hat that will give the public a chance to learn about Riparian areas in the province.

The Riparian Areas and Water Quality Forum, which is open to anyone who has an interest in the topic, will include presentations by speakers from the provincial government, SEAWA and Cows and Fish as well as other stakeholders.

Speakers will discuss the subject from the perspective of their own area of expertise. The focus of the occasion will be sharing water quality data and other information, as well as to make the public aware of how important riversides and other watershed areas are for humans, plants and wildlife.

Part of the event will be dedicated to including land manager and land owners in the discussion, and information will be provided about the Seven Persons Creek Watershed. Funding opportunities that may be available for riparian restoration are also up for discussion.

There will be no cost to participate, and lunch will be provided. Branded note pads, personalized pens and other items can be prepared by a local printer to give out at functions like this.

The symposium will be held on November 2nd in the Medicine Hat Lodge Hotel. More information, as well as a chance to register, can be found on SEAWA’s website.