RDRWA Watershed Ambassadors

It's easy to recognize Sylvan Lake watershed volunteers who have provided community leadership and service to protect the lake. See the Red Deer River Watershed Alliance's Ambassador announcement, program description, complete the online nomination form for your candidate. then submit it electronically. The nomination criteria are conveniently posted here.

Cumulative Effects Management of the Watershed

Stewardship groups, governments and regulatory agencies all have roles to play in the long-term management of watersheds. Watersheds are complex systems as described in State of the Watershed reports. Obviously many factors must be considered when making decisions about the future. Using decision support tools to connect watershed variables and indicators to management goals can …

Restore the Shoreline

Since shoreline property development started at Sylvan Lake decades ago the riparian zone adjacent to the lake has changed. Government surveys classify much of that zone as "impaired".  Property owners can help to restore some riparian zone functions by looking critically at landscaping and structures with the goal of improving water balance and reducing nutrient …

Ice Fishing Hut Project Presentation

The Sylvan Lake Management Committee (SLMC)  chair Beverly Anderson of Norglenwold and SLMC vice-chair and Mayor Susan Samson of the Town of Sylvan lake championed the "Ice Fishing Hut" project that is summarized in this presentation: Ice Fishing Hut Presentation 2012 Many interested representatives of the watershed municipalities, provincial government agencies, and law enforcement cooperated …