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Evergreen Park - TARA Centre LSM Room

55051 Township Road 710

Grande Prairie County No. 1, AB T8X 4A3

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The Wetland Centre workshop coming this fall will be an event you won't want to miss! Diverse curriculum, more below!

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NOTE: This event has been postponed from it's original date of April 21, 2020 and will be held in the fall of 2020. The event invitation will be re-sent out to all stakeholders once details are available.

The Evergreen Learning and Innovation Society (ELIS) and Ducks Unlimited Canada’s National Boreal Program (DUC) invite you to a free full-day Wetlands Workshop on April 21, 2020. This workshop is in support of the Wetland Centre at Evergreen Park project and will build on the success and outcomes of last year’s workshop.

The purpose of the workshop is to showcase and discuss examples of community, training, and research projects with the goal of: 1. raising awareness and understanding of Alberta’s boreal wetlands, and 2. informing the development of and activities at the Wetland Centre.

Key themes for the spring 2020 workshop include:

  • Wetland literacy – share information about boreal wetland types, functions, and values
  • Learning from experience – examples of community, training, and research projects
  • Bridging traditional wetland knowledge and western science
  • Wetland Centre project – update on what has been done and what comes next

This event is made possible by the support of our workshop sponsors, Hammerhead Resources Inc. and Pembina Pipelines.

ELIS and DUC are collaborating to establish a Wetland Centre at Evergreen Park, located in the County of Grande Prairie, Alberta. The Wetland Centre will be an outdoor, hands-on centre that can be used for wetlands related training, research, and industry demonstrations. Learn more about the Wetland Centre project and view proceedings from the 2019 workshop at https://www.borealwetlandcentre.com.

Why should you attend?

Participants will…

  • Learn about boreal wetlands and examples of current wetland training, research, and community projects taking place in Alberta
  • Hear updates on the Wetland Centre project and opportunities to get involved
  • Generate ideas for conducting new research, demonstrations, training, and other wetland programming at the Wetland Centre
  • Explore opportunities for bridging traditional wetland knowledge and western wetland science
  • Network and engage with a diverse group of stakeholders with shared interests in wetland conservation, education, management, and reclamation.

Who should attend?

Anyone interested in the intersection of boreal wetlands and resource management in Alberta’s boreal should consider attending this workshop. We welcome anyone who is interested in learning more and contributing ideas, including:

  • Industry
  • Government
  • Indigenous communities
  • Researchers
  • Contractors and consultants
  • Educators
  • NGOs and associations
  • Anyone wanting to set up a booth to share information
  • Anyone else!

Workshop deliverables

Proceedings from the workshop will be distributed to participants and will include summaries of the day’s discussions. In addition to a written summary, we are aiming to have some fun ways to share this information.

The proceedings will be used to continue to inform the development of the Wetland Centre, including identifying both near-term project opportunities and long-term Wetland Centre development considerations. The proceedings will also be used to share the activities and outcomes of the workshop with those who aren’t able to attend.

Where can I find more information?

Agenda to follow.

For more information about the workshop or the Wetland Centre project, contact:

Angie Kuysters – Wetland Centre Project Manager

Incremental Forest Technologies

Angie (at) iftech.ca

Thank you to our workshop sponsors

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