Small Change Fund: community-based water monitoring program

 Elk River Alliance community-based water monitoring program fundraising

The Elk River Alliance (ERA) currently has a unique opportunity through the Small Change Fund, an organization that connects donors to innovative grassroots organizations to help fund community-based initiatives. The Small Change Fund will triple any donations made to Elk River Alliance’s community-based water monitoring program in the next two months for donations made on this website.

Funds raised through this initiative will be used in 2015 for high flow water monitoring, a data sharing event and a restoration project on Alexander Creek. For every $1 donated the Small Change Fund will donate $2! If you support the Elk River Alliance’s community-based water monitoring initiative, please consider donating today. 

Streamkeepers conduct a cross section to measure area of flow. Photos submitted
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Elk Watershed Discovery Camp Success!

Thank you so much to our sponsors, guests and participants for making the Elk Watershed Discovery Camp 2014 a big success!! Check out this video for the highlights of the 2 amazing weeks!

 

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Elk River Watershed Discovery Camp

Our July session of the Elk Watershed Discovery Camp was a success! A great group of kids had so much fun canoeing on wetlands, geocaching at Fernie Alpine Resort, climbing spineback trail as Island Lake Lodge, floating the Elk River with Canyon Raft, fly fishing on Coal Creek with John Poirier and bicycling the storm drain system. If this sounds like fun to you sign up for August 11-15th session for Youth Age 11-14. Email allie@elkriveralliance.ca for more info!
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Elk River Watershed Discovery Camp

Join the Elk River Alliance for a FUN and EXCITiNG hands-on field camp for youth age 11-14. Explore the Elk River watershed on foot, bike, raft and canoe. Camp dates are July 21-25 and August 11-15. Cost $200 with subsidies available.

For more information, click HERE to watch a short video.

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BCWF Wetlandkeepers Course July 25-27

wetlandkeeper_course.pngBCWF Wetlandkeeper Instructor Lee-Anne Walker (also ERA Executive Director) invites Elk River residents and other interested citizen scientists to join this hands-on, field experience exploring wetlands late July in Kimberley on the St. Mary's Lake wetland. The fee has been waved due to successful fundraising initiatives.

For more information call Lee-Anne at (250) 423-1682.

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CABIN Training Course August 2014

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The CABIN (Canadian Aquatic Biomonitoring Network) protocol was developed by Environment Canada, and is an aquatic biological and chemical monitoring program for assessing freshwater ecosystems, primarily stream and river habitats.
CABIN training provides the tools necessary for users to conduct consistent, comparable and scientifically credible assessments of streams. 

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Silver Springs Stewardship Solutions

Silver Springs Stewardship Solutions Survey-closes June 20, 2014!

Silver Springs

 

Silver Springs Lakes is a natural jewel and a recreational magnet; a place near Elko we all love but are not leaving in its pristine condition. To keep Silver Springs beautiful, worth recreating at in the future and protecting the area for wildlife, requires community input. What are the solutions you see to better care of Silver Springs in the future?

By going to this Survey Monkey link, locals can share their perspective at https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/SCVVZR9

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