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LSWC Hosts Series of Free Webinars and Workshops

Join the Lesser Slave Watershed Council, along with various partners and industries, in a series of free, online webinars and workshops taking place over the coming months.


LSWC and LSC Present: Being Good Stewards of Land Webinar

Presented by the Lesser Slave Watershed Council and Land Stewardship Centre, community members (and all Albertans) are invited to join the Being Good Stewards of Land Webinar taking place January 27 at 7:00pm via Zoom.

Attendees will learn about the best ways to manage land to protect and maintain water quality; increase resiliency of the land to drought; erosion and flooding; importance of riparian areas as transitional zones for habitat and biodiversity potential; drought and flood mitigation strategies, and more.

Learn more about this free webinar at: lswc.ca. Pre-registration is required.


LSWC Presents: The Producers Guide to Protecting Water Quality Webinar

Presented by the Lesser Slave Watershed Council, residents are invited to join The Producers Guide to Protecting Water Quality Webinar taking place February 3 at 6:30pm via Zoom. This webinar is open to all Albertans.

Attendees will learn what it takes to protect water and water quality on their land, and how protecting water quality can benefit their operations. Topics include riparian fencing; healthy riparian areas; livestock watering stations, and real on-the-ground experiences. Hear from Sydney Fortier from the Beef and Cattle Research Council, producer Tom Thompson, the 2017 winner of Alberta Beef Producers' Environmental Stewardship award, and team members from the Lesser Slave Watershed Council.

Learn more about this free webinar at: lswc.ca. Pre-registration is required.


LSWC and WWA Host: Water Well Management Workshop

Hosted by the Lesser Slave Watershed Council and Working Well Alberta, well owners are invited to take part in the Water Well Management Workshop being held on February 17 at 6:30pm via Zoom. During this live, online workshop, participants will learn the basics of ground water and how wells work; protecting wells from contamination; testing well water; properly operating and maintaining wells; how and when to shock chlorinate wells; what to do with old abandoned wells, and more.

This free, online workshop will be presented by the Working Well Program, with technical expertise provided by Alberta Agriculture and Forestry, Alberta Environment and Parks, Alberta Health Services, and licensed water well contractors. Spots are available on a first-come, first-served basis; maximum number of 75 registrants.

Learn more about this free workshop at: lswc.ca. This webinar is open to all Albertans.


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