New executive director for Pigeon Lake Watershed Association

Catherine Peirce has experience working with governments, non-profits

2018 has been terrific!

Over the year, together, we have made significant progress and changes. The water quality has been wonderful. There were 34 blue-green advisories issued in the province as of August 23 but not for Pigeon Lake.

We’d like to think that our collective efforts are starting to make a difference, however there are many factors at play, so we cannot know how much all the changes, by so many residents, have been has part of this years’ water quality. As well, we know that we must not stop now. We must enjoy and continue to implement the recommendations of the Pigeon Lake Watershed Management Plan (PLWMP or PL Plan).

The chair of the Alliance of Pigeon Lake Municipalities (APLM) is Don Davidson, mayor of Grandview and the vice-chair is Randal Kay, mayor of Golden Day. Previously the chair was Brian Waterhouse, councilor from Sundance Beach and Rex Nielsen now mayor of Itaska, was the vice chair.

Susan Ellis, long-term volunteer and Director of the Pigeon Lake Watershed Association (PLWA) is stepping back onto the board and asks that everyone join the PLWA Board in welcoming Catherine Peirce to the position of executive director.

Catherine grew up in Edmonton, coming out to Pigeon Lake. A people person, she has a great background for working with the community, Government of Alberta and healthy lake partners to implement parts of the PL Plan. She led a non-profit initiative with many partnerships and different groups; secured funding and balanced the budget. She engages people in many ways, with communications, educational programs and technology.

Catherine is known for her creative solutions and implementing projects on time and within budget.

Even with this amazing background, Catherine will be on a bit of a learning curve for a bit. We trust that you and Pigeon Lake residents will support her as she gets up to speed and moves our work forward to help us to ensure that we enjoy and pass on a beautiful, healthy lake.

– Pigeon Lake Watershed Association

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