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MAR
16

Critical Path - APLM Action

 Work in partnership    with    PLWA          and Alberta Environment, ASVA and others Be informed by science Ensure regulatory approvals are in place Ensure funding available prior to embarking on implementation APLM - In-Lake Options PLWA - Watershed Options  --> Both together for optimal results In-Lake Technical Committee --> Sequestering Phosphorus - finish investigation ... More...
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NOV
18

What's Happening

When you look out over the lake and see the calm surface, it seems so still, like glass, like there’s nothing happening. Take a closer look --- under the surface there is abundant life: large fish, minnows, water bugs, small shrimp, zooplankton. It’s a busy aquatic world, summer and winter. There’s a lot of Action – Just like the aquatic creatures that we don’t notice until we look, much work is happening to address blue-green algae at Pigeon Lake. We&r... More...
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OCT
08

Both In-lake treatment and watershed management

" During discussions it was agreed upon by all attending experts, stakeholders and participants that there is no magic bullet solution to the problems facing Pigeon Lake; in-lake treatment on its own will not solve the water quality problems. The addition of nutrients to the lake via the surrounding watershed is a key component to the success and longevity of in-lake treatment options and therefore this project recognizes that moving forward will require a multi-pronged approach focu... More...
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SEP
04

Unity and Agreement

Contributing, participating are the activities of states-men and -women who understand their role in the region goes much beyond the decision-making at a Council table --- their participation in the region has far greater symbolic weight: those who act in Unity and Agreement will bear much fruit for all regional residents.
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SEP
04

APLM - Working Together

A past member of the Sylvan Lake Management Society, another regional group like APLM, said, “When you live on a lake it only makes sense to work together – no one municipality can make a decision without the others bearing the consequences. You all have a role in lake management and stewardship.” (Bev Anderson from SV Norglenwold, Exec Dir of ASVA)
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SEP
04

APLM Discussion Topics

Looking over the minutes for the past 2 years (2011-2013), most of our meeting time is dedicated to information sharing: 1. To hear from PLWA, our partner and sponsor in developing a management plan for Pigeon Lake under the guidance and encouragement of the Province; Or hear presentations about: 2. Water monitoring 3. Eradication of Himalayan Balsam 4. Regional Sewer Update, 5. The County of Wetaskiwin’s Area Concept Plan 6. The Watermere Development in Leduc County 7. Lake... More...
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SEP
04

Benefits of APLM

Through communication, member Councils can see points of commonality, o Joint discussions allow 12 Councils in the region to have a unified focus, o The residents in Summer Villages and the Counties both have long histories in Alberta, they both have skills, experiences and connections in many sectors: education, government, business, industry. o They can bring many talents to bear to the challenges in the region “The Summer Villages and County representatives discussed wo... More...
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