Riparian Restoration Event!

We have been taking water for granted, and not making the connection between what happens upstream and what comes out of our taps in town. There’s a responsibility - and an obligation - to our children and great-grandchildren to safeguard what we have so that they can also enjoy it.

Are you someone who cares about clean, clear, and plentiful water? Are you looking for an opportunity to get some hands-on experience restoring riparian habitat in our beautiful Oldman Headwaters?  If so,  join us for some hands-on restoration in the Dutch Creek Watershed! Enjoy a day of hard work helping to restore riparian habitat for bull trout and westslope cutthroat trout. We will be working in several locations impacted by heavy recreational use and stream fording. 

 Participants from the 2015 Event. See the full album  here !

Participants from the 2015 Event. See the full album here!

No experience is necessary, just a good attitude and a willingness to help out. However, if you do have some experience in restoration and bioengineering, let us know and we may be able to put your talents to use! 

Can you help with equipment? Please bring hand pruning shears, tree loppers and/or work gloves if you have them as well as shovels.

Event Details:

October 20, 2016: Willow harvest from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm (location details will be provided to registrants). 

October 22, 2016: Restoration and Planting Day.  A free hot lunch will be provided for those at the restoration day at Dutch Creek. This will involve live staking of woody plants, fencing, and signage installation.  Details and a map will be provided to registrants. We will carpool to the restoration sites - access to these sites is along very rough roads. Please drive trucks or SUVs if available. For more information, please contact Christy Sikina (csikina@cowsandfish.org; 403-381-5377). 

Please register for all activities you are interested in. Registering on Eventbrite is required for planning purposes.

Alternate Event: Restoration at Coleman Fish and Game Pond 10:00 am to Noon

This will involve live staking of woody plants on a small site.  Meet at the McGillivary Staging Area - further details will be provided to those that register and is being led by Wade Aebli on behalf of the Coleman Fish and Game Club.

 A great opportunity to get some hands-on experience!

A great opportunity to get some hands-on experience!

 Make important contacts and connect with professionals from the Natural Resources and Conservation Field

Make important contacts and connect with professionals from the Natural Resources and Conservation Field

Funding support for this work is provided in part by Alberta Conservation Association, Alberta Government, Alberta Ecotrust Foundation, Calgary Foundation, National Conservation Plan (Government of Canada). As part of the National Conservation Plan, this project was undertaken with the financial support of the Government of Canada.  Thanks to our partners for their support and assistance: Spray Lake Sawmills for installation assistance, Crowsnest Pass Quad Squad for promoting the event, and Trout Unlimited Canada for supplying planting and harvest tools.