Belterra Land Company Develops The Slopes Project in the Sylvan Lake Watershed

The Calgary Herald recently published two articles on The Slopes land development project that is located just north of the east end of Birchcliff summer village: $40-million residential development launched in Sylvan Lake New Sylvan Lake project offers mix of housing types for buyers of all sorts If the marketplace reacts positively to the promotional campaign …

Lacombe County takes the lead to educate boaters about invasive species

Please click on this link for this full article by Steve Dills published in the Sylvan Lake News: Prevention of aquatic invasive species goal of education blitz at Sunbreaker Editor Steve describes the public information event as follows: Boaters launching from Sunbreaker Cove next Friday, Aug. 1, will have a chance to learn more about the danger …

Empowering Municipalities for Environmental Management

This text is extracted from the Environmental Law Centre's website; 6/16/2014 It is the ELC’s view that municipalities have the potential to play a pivotal role in environmental management and protection in Alberta. Municipalities have the authority to control and regulate many private land uses. As well, municipalities have the responsibility for engaging in local land …

Analysis of Sylvan Lake Level, and Control Options

Terry Chamulak, an Alberta Environment and Sustainable Resource Development regional hydrologist, has completed a detailed study of how Sylvan Lake levels have changed between 1940 and 2012. He used a water balance model to reproduce the annual and longer term cyclical changes in the lake level and examined the performance of the lake outflow through Outlet Creek. …

Algal Blooms in US Freshwater Lakes in 2013

The Washington Post has reported on the deterioration of many lakes in the USA because of high nutrient loads transferred from surrounding agricultural land. The headline reads: Polluted farm runoff linked to toxic green algae slime in U.S. waters The article was based on findings documented here by the National Wildlife Federation. Remember: The Sylvan  Lake Total Phosphorus …

Proposed Environmental Goals for the Red Deer River Watershed

The Sylvan Lake watershed occupies 10.6 thousand hectares of the 4.965 million hectares in the Red Deer River watershed that extends across Central Alberta. See all the maps prepared for the Red Deer River Watershed Alliance (RDRWA) posted here. The Integrated Watershed Management Plan for the Red Deer River watershed will apply to Sylvan Lake that is a part of the …

The Sylvan Lake Watershed Rule Book

Know the rules of the game. Respect the watershed, the residents and its guests. Contraventions and fines from several relevant federal government Acts are posted here. Excerpts are included from these Acts: Shipping Act Pleasure Craft Regulations Wildlife Act Protection of Endangered Species Migratory Birds Wild Animal and Plant Protection Navigable Waters Only those infractions that are …