Gateway Gazette

Community Leads Flood Restoration in Black Diamond, AB

The floods of 2013 devastated rural communities in the Foothills of Alberta.

Sustainability Resources, an Alberta-based non-profit is spearheading a restoration initiative involving the communities of Turner Valley and Black Diamond. They have garnered the support of a number of suppliers of natural and geotextile products as well as local industry to support the cause.

On Saturday, August 23rd, over twenty volunteers from across Alberta and local community leaders will gather at the Oilfields Regional Arena to repair a section of creek bed destroyed by the floods. Staff from the Town of Turner Valley are hosting a BBQ lunch and local volunteers will learn how to restore their local watersheds.

This project aligns closely with priorities of the Government of Alberta, as announced by Minister Robin Campbell earlier this month to create resilience and sustainable habitat for fish and wildlife in Alberta’s watersheds. This project would not be possible without funding from Shell Canada and experts from Trout Unlimited, Cows and Fish, and Bow Point Nursery.

Please register at: http://www.sustainabilitycircle.ca/

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