The Stewardship Society Comments on the Sylvan Lake Intermunicipal Development Plan

Word cloud of the IDP text November 14, 2020 IDP Chairman and Partners Sylvan Lake IDP Committee Sylvan Lake Intermunicipal Development Plan Municipal Government Building, 5012 48 Ave, Sylvan Lake AB, T4S 1G6 Dear IDP Chairman and Municipal Partners: Thank you for the opportunity to submit additional comments on your draft proposal Sylvan Lake Intermunicipal …

Where-O-Where Is Municipal Stewardship?

The SLWSS stands for, and practices, environmental stewardship to protect and conserve the Sylvan Lake watershed and its lake. We know stewardship. We analyzed the text of the Sylvan Lake Intermunicipal Development Plan (IDP 2020) to search for evidence of the application of the principles and practice of stewardship in the three watersheds included in …

The Sylvan Lake News Articles on the Watershed by the SLWSS Team

Editor Megan Roth has published our 9-part series of articles on the watershed as submitted by the SLWSS team. Click on any topic below to access each article filed in the online editions of the Sylvan Lake News. Sylvan Lake Water Quality Sylvan Lake Water Balance Stewardship in the Sylvan Lake Watershed Stewardship in Your …

The Sylvan Lake Groundwater Situation in Perspective and Pictures

The Sylvan Lake watershed and its supply of groundwater are dependent on a fine balance between incoming and outgoing water. The net amount is absorbed and stored underground in the soil, porous and permeable geological glacial deposits, and local aquifers and becomes available for domestic and agricultural use. The following ERCB/AGS maps included in this …

8 metres of precipitation fell on Sylvan Lake but the level hardly changed over 14 years!

The graphical record of precipitation as recorded by Alberta Agriculture for the two townships that contain the Sylvan Lake watershed, plus a decade of lake level data measured by Environment Canada's National Hydrological Service, are compiled here. The surface of the lake received about 8 metres of cumulative precipitation in the period 2000-2016: Between 2000: …

The Biodiversity Monitoring Institute Reports on Alberta

The Alberta Biodiversity Monitoring Institute (ABMI) has released a series of reports that can be used to observe changes in land use and environmental variables. See these web pages: Land Cover Human Footprint Map Species Some ¬†of the map products will be useful for monitoring of the Sylvan Lake watershed, however the resolution is too …

Juno Beach Comes to Sylvan Lake

The shoreline of Sylvan Lake is changing as McMansions replace those old time family summer cottages. Architectural, environmental and aesthetic standards seem to be flexible. Living by Water principles that help property owners manage water balance and preserve the riparian zone with recommended low impact development and landscaping standards in some cases have apparently been …