Preserving rural water quality is the focus of an annual Clearwater County seminar in Caroline on April 25.
Cows, Creeks and Communities welcomes farm and non-farm rural residents to learn more about riparian preservation at the event presented with the Caroline Agricultural Society and Grey Wooded Forage Association.
The event in the Kurt Browning Arena begins with a trade show from 2:30 to 5:30 p.m.
A livestock handling demonstration is at 3 p.m. and a stock dog demonstration at 4:15 p.m.
The supper program begins at 5:30 p.m. with speakers from Clearwater and Red Deer Counties talking about funding programs, followed by two keynote addresses:
l Masaki Hayashi, a University of Calgary professor and researcher, will speak on groundwater’s importance.
l Surface water storage by dams will be highlighted by Rick Friedl, an Alberta Environment and Sustainable Resource Development regional manager responsible for 10 dams, 16 weirs and three pumping projects.
Trade show and demonstration attendance is free, with the remainder of the event costing $20 per person. Tickets are available through Clearwater County Agricultural Services and Landcare, the Caroline Agricultural Society, Caroline Supplies and the Co-op in Spruce View.
More information about the event is available online at www.clearwatercounty.ca/read_news.jsp?id=154 or by contacting Gary Lewis at 403-845-4444 or firstname.lastname@example.org.