The Oldman Watershed Council
The Oldman Watershed Council (OWC) is a not-for-profit organization of southern Albertans that maintains and improves the Oldman watershed by:
- improving and sharing knowledge.
- building and strengthening stakeholder partnerships.
- promoting community action and stewardship.
- developing and implementing integrated land and water plans.
We are governed by a Board of Directors consisting of a wide range of stakeholders. Three staff members and numerous volunteers oversee everyday activities and help carry out several projects that benefit all of us who value a healthy watershed. Here is a sample of some of the projects we are involved in.
Watershed Legacy Program:
This program is designed to assist local watershed stewardship groups and landuse groups to identify agri-environmental issues. Resources can be provided to implement beneficial management practices. For more information visit www.oldmanbasin.org or contact Shannon Frank firstname.lastname@example.org
Prairie Urban Garden Project:
This project is an initiative of the OWC’s Urban Team. The goal is to demonstrate the beauty and benefits of having a xeriscaped garden in southern Alberta. Xeriscaped gardens fit in with the dry prairie environment we depend on and allow homeowners to have beautiful yards. For more information on this program, visit www.prairieurbangarden.ca
Integrated Watershed Management Plan:
Integrated Watershed Management Planning provides the opportunity for citizens, communities and stakeholders to have a say in how they would like to plan their watershed. Working with a variety of partners, the OWC will lead the process to prepare a plan that will benefit those who love living, working and playing in beautiful south-western Alberta. For more information visit www.oldmanbasin.org