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Get Creative for Cash! 2012
Transcript of Get Creative for Cash! 2012
Get for cash!
An introduction to the
Bow River Watershed
Caring for our Watersheds Contest
What is a Watershed?
What can do to improve your watershed?
Finalist invited to present idea on June 4th at the Final Competion/Award Ceremony
Draw a comic strip
Create a recycling program in your school or community
Install bat boxes on a local golf course...
Do a water quality monitoring program
Educate pet owners
about the effect of animal
waste on water quality...
Keep prescription drugs from
entering the watershed...
Create eduaction packages on
water-wise cattle grazing...
plan to create grass driveways...
Replace toilets at your school with
What to include in Proposal?
What can I do?
"What can I do to improve
Write a short proposal
you can do
Finalist present ideas at the
final competition and
Winners and schools
get Cash Money!
What can we DO???
Encourage native plant gardens...
Plant trees in the riprian area
2. Define your Watershed
3. Identify your issue or concern
4. Explain your solution
5. Explain the SCOPE of your project
6. How will the benefit the watershed?
7. What is the POTENTIAL of the program?
The top 10 best proposals
5 minute verbal presentation
Sell your idea!
What does that
have to do
Filter and clean water
Absorb excess water, releases slowly (like a sponge)
Support large variety of wildlife and aquatic species
How we define a watershed
Carry water and nutrients from headwaters
Support life along the way (like us!)
Where do we get our drinking water?
Where we all live
Our lifestyle may damage the watershed through pollution, run-off, and over use.
(City of Camrose, 2011)
Ready to make a difference?
Less then 1000 words
Central Alberta waterways
Central Alberta towns/cities
Central Alberta Roadways
“A watershed is an area of land that water flows across or through on its way to a particular water body, such as a stream, river, wetland or coast.”
places that are all connected
by water, rivers and streams.
What rivers and streams
connect Calgary to the
communities around us?
The Bow River
Part of a much larger system!
Where do YOU fit?
Gets you where
you want to go
to the water
that flows off
Is the water used
returned to the
What might the
bring with it?
Jobs for our
things we want
You like to eat
An important part
of our Alberta
Is water returned
to the watershed?
What might this
water bring with it?
How are we using
water in our homes
How might our homes or lawns contaminate
Improper use may
Lets us see
the beauty of
A place for us
Drive a car, ride a bus, take a train?
What do you use or wear that wasn't produced in a factory?
Do you eat today?
Sleep with a roof over your head?
Ever fish, paddle a canoe, or go for a walk by the river?
Who Am I?
Who are you?
What makes up
4% of Alberta’s area
3% of water supply
33% of population
Our source of food!
Uses the majority of Bow River water
Chemical or manure run-off will impact water quality
Are you a
we taking of
What are we putting