In an ongoing effort to educate shoreline residents and communities on lake ecology and riparian health, the Living by Water program encourages responsible lake stewardship through promoting shoreline management. Advisors work one-on-one with residents to improve the condition of their watershed by evaluating their personal impact on water quality, shoreline health, and fish and wildlife habitat. To date, the program has reduced the use of fertilizer, pesticides, phosphate-containing products and harsh chemicals, and has led to an increase in riparian buffers on shoreline properties. Working with local stewardship groups, municipalities, and non-government organizations, Nature Alberta effectively instills positive and sustained behavioral change in residents and watershed groups, resulting in improved water quality across the province.
For more information about Nature Alberta and their programs, visit naturealberta.ca