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Year End Homsite Consultation Report - Now Available!
Homesite Consultation is a free service to all watershed residents to learn how to be a good lake steward, specifically for their lake property. This was the 4th year that the PLWA worked with Nature Alberta to bring the service to you. This year Sundance Beach also sponsored a Consultant. It was a good year, but we can do even better next year. Learn about the difference that has been made. We just need to have more people using this service.
Dansol International applied to the County of Leduc for approval of a Local Area Structure Plan to create the Watermere Resort – a very sizeable development that will have a number of significant environmental, economic and social impacts at Pigeon Lake.
The Leduc County held a Public Hearing on June 12th in Nisku Recreation Centre. Council voted 5-2 to deny the application. The PLWA applauds the Councils decision, although this does not preclude future applicaitons. Now we need to ensure the area gets fully protected!
PLWA Review and Response to the County of Wetaskiwin Draft South Pigeon Lake Area Concept Plan
The County of Wetaskiwin prepared a Draft South Pigeon Lake Area Concept Plan for the County’s portion of the Watershed (about 70%). The County expects and welcomes development in the Pigeon Lake watershed provided that it does not conflict with the policies outlined in the draft PLACP.
PLWA hired experts with knowledge of best practices for development in watersheds to review and report on the draft. This review was submitted to the County on May 15th, 2012. PLWA has attached our cover letter outlining our key findings:
1. Commendable directions, goals and policies; 2. Improvements recommended; and 3. Concerns.
State of the Battle River and Sounding Creek Watersheds Report
The Battle River Watershed Alliance (BRWA) completed its "State of the Battle River and Sounding Creek Watersheds Report 2011" and with the launch of this report is hosting community workshops across the Battle River and Sounding Creek watersheds.