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 …

Spring Runoff 2020

The two main Sylvan Lake tributaries are flowing and carrying the early-season load of water and nutrients into the lake. Here is the video evidence: Golf Course Creek 2020 Spring Runoff on 2020-04-21 From the SLG&CC irrigation pond to Marina Bay. Flow at the Marina Bay Culverts on 2020-04-20 Northwest Creek, west of Sunbreaker Cove, …

A new tool for stormwater management planning and design practices

https://trca.ca/news/new-tool-stormwater-management-planning-design-practices/ Traditional stormwater practices were designed to convey water as quickly as possible to the outlet, either through natural or built water courses, to prevent flooding especially during larger storms. However, urbanization intensified upstream quickly and widely with increased impervious surfaces and sources of pollution, to a point where the additional water volume and pollution load could not be managed …

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 …

IDP 2020-Environment

This set of graphics includes historical data on the environment of the Sylvan Lake watershed and surrounding Central Alberta. The quality and quantity of water in the watershed are critical factors that determine watershed value. Dissolved and suspended minerals and organics from the land are transported in surface and underground water into the lake and …