When: Two 2-day sessions are offered on September 17 & 18 and September 24 & 25, 2016
Time: 10:00 am to 5:00 pm daily (includes locally sourced picnic lunch)
Hosted by the Town of Black Diamond, the 3rd Annual Riparian Restoration Workshops are designed for
citizen land owners, city planners, engineers, councillors, consultants, and farmers. Our workshop
participants come from all around Alberta. Community members are encouraged to attend for free!
Participants will receive a Certificate of Completion: Introduction to Riparian Restoration
Workshop components will include:
• Methods for determining objectives and benefits of a riparian restoration project
• Overview of wetland and riparian vegetation ecology, and plant and watershed health
• Methods of implementing a riparian restoration project – this component will include an overview
of a variety of restoration methods, vegetation material collection guidelines, and regulator
• A field study component will consist of hands-on training and practice of specific site restoration
Technical Instructor: Laurie Hamilton, Terrestrial & Wetland Ecologist
For over twenty-two years, Laurie has worked on environmental and land management projects in BC,
Alberta, Northwest Territories and Saskatchewan. She has obtained specialist scientific experience in
vegetation, wetland and riparian ecology, species at risk, habitat mapping and assessment, and
geomatics as well as experience in other disciplines such as terrain, soils, surface hydrology, wildlife
habitat, aquatic environments, and reclamation.
Coordinator: Rayleigh Conley, Environmental Professional in Training
Rayleigh founded Sustainability Resources’ Riparian Restoration Program in 2014, with 7 years of
experience in project coordination and a specialization in sustainability projects. She holds a Diploma in
Environmental Science from Lakeland College and is expected to complete her B.Sc. in Environmental
Economics and Policy at the University of Alberta in 2019.
This program is made possible with funding from the Alberta Watershed Resiliency and Restoration
Program, the Canadian Environmental Damages Fund, and the Alberta Conservation Association.
Registration: FREE for Residents of Black Diamond; $100.00 *Discounts for Students / Non Profits