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 …

Sylvan Lake News Articles and Readers’ Views on the Watershed

Steve Dills, Editor of the Sylvan Lake News publishes reports on municipal council meetings and on events and developments that affect the Sylvan Lake watershed. Here are recent SLN articles and letters to the editor: Local residents could benefit from recreation facilities plan County agreed to increased costs for regional lift station Majority agreed with …

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 …

Future Population of the Watershed

Forecasts of watershed populations by Lacombe County and the Town of Sylvan Lake are combined in this graph: Future Population Projection The Growth Strategy reference document of the Town of Sylvan Lake is posted here. The Lacombe County Area Structure Plan for the Sylvan Lake watershed may be downloaded by clicking here.