Did you know that anything that flows into storm drains goes directly into the R…

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Did you know that anything that flows into storm drains goes directly into the Red Deer River, untreated? When rainfall runoff flows across lawns, driveways and sidewalks, it picks up pollutants along the way and drops them into the catch basins. Do your part to keep that runoff free of chemicals and bacteria: Pick up pet poo, collect your leaves for yard waste collection, and sweep grass clippings back onto your lawn. For other tips and to learn more, visit www.reddeer.ca/city-services/environment-and-conservation/your-community/only-rain-in-the-storm-drain/


Did you know that anything that flows into storm drains goes directly into the Red Deer River, untreated? When rainfall runoff flows across lawns, driveways and sidewalks, it picks up pollutants along the way and drops them into the catch basins. Do your part to keep that runoff free of chemicals and bacteria: Pick up pet poo, collect your leaves for yard waste collection, and sweep grass clippings back onto your lawn. For other tips and to learn more, visit www.reddeer.ca/city-services/environment-and-conservation/your-community/only-rain-in-the-storm-drain/

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Comments (0) / October 3, 2017 /

‘We are not well prepared’: An expert’s view of climate change and the next big storm

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‘We are not well prepared’: An expert’s view of climate change and the next big storm

It was an interesting week for the federal government to announce that an expert panel is being struck to consider what Canadians and their governments should do to cope with the projected impacts of climate change.

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Comments (0) / September 6, 2017 /

Water restrictions hit southern Alberta

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Water restrictions hit southern Alberta

Parched conditions have led the province to issue 40 water shortage advisories across Alberta, with some towns south of Calgary enacting outdoor use bans.

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Comments (0) / August 10, 2017 /

Decades-long droughts possible on Prairies – The Western Producer

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Decades-long droughts possible on Prairies – The Western Producer

A 50-year-long drought may not be as crazy as some people think. According to a new book, it actually happened on the Prairies and not […]

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Comments (0) / August 1, 2017 /

Medieval aqueducts fight drought in Indian state – BBC News

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Medieval aqueducts fight drought in Indian state – BBC News

Medieval aqueducts help beat dry spells in the Indian state of Karnataka, as Sanjoy Majumder reports.

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Comments (0) / July 6, 2017 /

Flooded or soggy yard? A rain garden could help

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Flooded or soggy yard? A rain garden could help

Waterloo Region got 56 mm of rain between Thursday and Saturday evening. If that left you with a soggy yard, a local award-winning landscaper says a rain garden could help your waterlogged lawn and your local municipality.

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Comments (0) / July 6, 2017 /

Green Communities Canada

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Green Communities Canada

Free webinar for municipalities: learn how to help neighbourhoods adapt to extreme rainfall. 13 July. 1 pm ET http://ow.ly/Yy2O30cOEPD

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Comments (0) / June 29, 2017 /

Water is the new fire

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Good advice.

Water is the new fire

Protect your home from extreme rainfall events

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Comments (0) / June 7, 2017 /

Saving water saves residents cash

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Saving water saves residents cash

Conservation: Okotoks rolls out annual water saving rebate program

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Comments (0) / May 24, 2017 /

The URBANFARM Permaculture Project | Workshops

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Urban Rainwater Harvesting and Management
Calgary, AB
May 27 & 28, 2017
$249

Come join Andrea Rocchio (Water Harvesting Canada) and Christian VanSchepen (The UrbanFarm) to learn more about Urban Rainwater Harvesting.

During this informative 2-day workshop you learn the best practices for residential rainwater harvesting as well as guidelines for planning and implementing your own system.

This comprehensive course covers the theoretical knowledge behind urban rainwater harvesting as well as the practical applications of building rainwater harvesting systems.

Attendees are encouraged to bring site elevation drawings of their own residences for the purpose of planning a rainwater system for personal use.

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The URBANFARM Permaculture Project | Workshops

The URBANFARM Permaculture Project is a Calgary demonstration garden & workshop designed to promote urban agriculture and sustainable food production.

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Comments (0) / May 12, 2017 /