Boating Regulations

The latest regulations for the Canada Shipping Act 2001 are posted here: Vessel Pollution and Dangerous Chemicals Regulations The requirements for sewage containment onboard, and transfer off, pleasure craft are included. Boats operating on Sylvan Lake are expected to comply with the law. That's a hard to do when the only commercial marina on the …

Riparian Areas, Wetlands and Land Use – RDRWA Report

The Red Deer River Watershed Alliance released its Background Report on Riparian Areas, Wetlands and Land Use in 2013-02. Here is part of the introduction: To set targets and synthesize information while still accounting for major landscape differences throughout the Red Deer River watershed, five Landscape Units were defined based on dominant land use and natural …

Sylvan Lake Information Central

The University of Alberta's Atlas of Alberta Lakes contains a chapter on Sylvan Lake. Five sections describe the lake and its condition. two sections contain more reference material. Click on these links: 1.Introduction 2.Drainage Basin Characteristics 3.Lake Basin Characteristics 4.Water Quality 5.Biological Characteristics 6.References 7.Appendix Alberta Environment and Sustainable Resource Development has posted four high …

Guide to Public Participation in Environmental Decision‐Making in Alberta

The Environmental Law Centre has published a Guide to Public Participation in Environmental Decision-Making in Alberta in 2009 that is available for download and is also linked to this web page. Excerpts from the Introduction to the report is reproduced here: The purpose of this guide is to provide the public with information and strategies to effectively …

Municipal Powers, Land Use Planning and the Environment

The Environmental Law Centre published a report on this topic in 2005. The document may also be downloaded from the ELC website. This link should be used in reference lists: http://elc.ab.ca/Content_Files/Files/MunicipalPowersLandUsePlanning.pdf Text from the Introduction is reproduced here: Municipalities exercise a broad range of powers that have significant direct and indirect impacts on the environment. …