Enviro Expo set for June 5

The Town of Sylvan Lake is encouraging residents to adopt a lifestyle designed to reduce the impact on the environment.

The Town of Sylvan Lake is encouraging residents to adopt a lifestyle designed to reduce the impact on the environment.

To promote the possibilities, the town is hosting its inaugural Enviro Expo on the Railway Park Promenade on Friday, June 5. The one-day event begins at 1 p.m. and will feature exhibits, speakers and entertainment.

Town spokeswoman Erin Peden said the expo is an offshoot of ongoing efforts by the municipality to adopt more environmentally sound practices and encourage residents to do the same.

The town has promoted recycling, offered toilet rebates to encourage residents to buy low-flush toilets and passed an anti-idling bylaw to reduce exhaust emissions, she said. “There are quite a few things we’re working towards here.”

Fourteen exhibitors have already been lined up and one of the guest speakers will be Jay White, an Edmonton-based aquatics consultant and Alberta Water Council director with expertise in issues such as water governance and sustainability.

Among exhibitors is the Red Deer River Watershed Alliance, which recently raised concerns about the quality of most of the 15 sub-watersheds that are part of the Red Deer River system. The town, Sylvan Lake Watershed Stewardship Society, Living by Water, Alberta Stewardship Network, Medicine River Wildlife Centre, Cows and Fish, Nature Conservancy of Canada and the Kerry Wood Nature Centre will also have stations set up. Red Deer County, Alberta Environment, Alberta Recycling and the federal Department of Fisheries and Oceans and Transport Canada will also be represented.

Local businesses have helped out by providing prizes for draws and food for a fish fry that kicks off at 6 p.m. and costs $5 a plate.

Local musicians Ryan Langlois and the Boom Chucka Trio will perform.

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