PLWA has new staff member

PLWA welcomes the new Project manager for the Pigeon Lake Watershed Management Plan and related PLWA on-the-ground actions.

  • Dec. 2, 2015 4:00 p.m.

Elynne Murray

Please join the Pigeon Lake Watershed Association as we welcome the new Project manager for the Pigeon Lake Watershed Management Plan and related PLWA on-the-ground actions.

Elynne Murray, like Pigeon Lake residents, Elynne loves Pigeon Lake and knows lake water.  She brings much knowledge and experience to this position.

Elynne graduated top of her class from the Natural Resources Management Diploma Program from the Vancouver Island University, has a University of Alberta Bachelor of Commerce Degree (Major in Marketing and Communications), was part of the Pigeon Lake In-depth Water Studies and the LakeWatch Alberta Lake Management Society Team, was a Nature Alberta, Pigeon Lake Living by Water Homesite Consultant, worked for Golder Associates, providing environmental consulting services; and is a long-time Pigeon Lake Summer Village resident (Summer Village of Itaska).

Elynne’s priority is to inspire and support as many people as possible to partake in the Healthy Lake Clean Runoff Project, and to make some easy changes to our lots and municipal drainage to employ natural filtering and approaches to clean contaminants and nutrients from the runoff into the lake.

Through funding from the Federal EcoAction Grant and Land Stewardship Grant we the PLWA will work with any group of people willing to be part of galvanizing their communities to do their part to reduce the nutrients and pollutants going into the lake – nutrients that feed the algae and impact the water quality.

Guided by the PLWMP steering committee and informed by the Clean Runoff Survey (representing at least 646 watershed residents), from now until the spring Elynne will be working to form, plan and support watershed community groups with your neighbourhood Clean Runoff campaigns (2016 and 2017); with professionals and the four families with properties at Poplar Bay, Ma-Me-O, Johnsonia and Sundance who have generously offered to have their lots be clean runoff demonstration sites; with the Alberta Low Impact Development Partnership (ALIDP) / PLWA Team to create an inspiring,  illustrated clean runoff “How To” Guide and other tools; with Ma-Me-O Councillor Slater and the ALIDP / PLWMP Committee on the clean municipality drainage demonstrations; and with interested local suppliers, landscapers and yard maintenance people to know how to incorporate clean runoff practices into what their services.

And more! With Elynne on the team, together, we are stepping up our efforts for Pigeon Lake, as you who participated in the survey told us, as possible, we will provide, support and showcase the efforts of individuals, communities, all levels of governments (including our Pigeon Lake reserve neighbours who are getting involved), and local suppliers to continue to get the lake off its diet of excess nutrients! Together we can make a difference!

 

Just Posted

Let the Games begin!

Team Alberta takes home gold and silver in speed skating on day one

WATCH: Historic night in Red Deer as 2019 Canada Winter Games kicks off

Star-studded Opening Ceremony features athletes from across Canada

Athletes’ medals unveiled at the official kick-off of 2019 Canada Winter Games

Medals depict Central Alberta landscape and pay tribute to First Nations

Alix resident captures beams of light near Lacombe

Lacombe, Blackfalds, Red Deer photos have since gone viral around the world

WATCH: Canada Winter Games are finally here

Final leg of torch relay kicked off at Fort Normandeau

Fashion Fridays: Up your beauty game

Kim XO, helps to keep you looking good on Fashion Fridays on the Black Press Media Network

Team Alberta adds nine medals on day two of competition at Canada Winter Games

Team Alberta had a solid day at the 2019 Canada Winter Games in Red Deer

Cabinet likely to extend deadline to reconsider Trans Mountain pipeline

New round of consultations with Indigenous communities is coming

PHOTOS: Canada Games action from the Gary W. Harris Canada Games Centre

Wheelchair basketball, short-track speedskating draw large crowds

Disgraced ex-Congressman Anthony Weiner released from prison

He was convicted of having illicit online contact with a 15-year-old North Carolina girl in 2017

Jason Kenney pledges education revamp if UCP wins power in Alberta

Kenney has said the full United Conservative platform will be rolled out during the campaign

Ontario police field complaints over Amber Alert for missing girl, 11, found dead

Some said the Amber Alert issued late Thursday for Riya Rajkumar disrupted their sleep

‘Mitts don’t just warm hands. They warm hearts’: Mitts for Many Program launches

Donate new or lightly used mittens to bin in the Great Hall of the Gary W. Harris Centre

Most Read