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Get Creative for Cash! 2012

An introduction to the CFOW Program
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Kyle McManus

on 10 September 2013

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Transcript of Get Creative for Cash! 2012

We belong to

the groups

Get for cash!
An introduction to the
Bow River Watershed
and the
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
Winners Rewarded!
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...
Develop a
plan to create grass driveways...
Replace toilets at your school with
"low-flow" units...
What to include in Proposal?
What can I do?
Brainstorm-
"What can I do to improve
my watershed?"
1.
2.
Write a short proposal
explaining what
you can do
3.
Finalist present ideas at the
final competition and
award ceremony
4.
Winners and schools
get Cash Money!
What can we DO???
Encourage native plant gardens...
Plant trees in the riprian area
1. Introductions
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?
8. Conclusion
Verbal Presentation
The top 10 best proposals
5 minute verbal presentation
Sell your idea!
Prizes
What does that
have to do
with
Wetlands
Rivers
Cities
residential
agriculture
transportation
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)
industry
Questions?
Ready to make a difference?
caringforourwatersheds.com
Website:
THANK YOU!
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.”
Environment Canada
Watersheds are,
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!
recreation
Where do YOU fit?
Opportunity
Responsibility
Gets you where
you want to go
What happens
to the water
that flows off
our roads?
Is the water used
returned to the
watershed?

What might the
returned water
bring with it?
Responsibility
Opportunity
Jobs for our
friends and
family

Produces the
things we want
Opportunity
Responsibility
You like to eat
right?

An important part
of our Alberta
Heritage
Is water returned
to the watershed?

What might this
water bring with it?
How are we using
water in our homes
and lawns?

How might our homes or lawns contaminate
water?
Improper use may
damage animal
habitats
It's FUN!

Lets us see
the beauty of
our watershed
A place for us
to live!
Opportunity
Opportunity
Responsibility
Responsibility
ALL
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?
Responsibility
Opportunity
What makes up
YOU?
?
so what?
4% of Alberta’s area
3% of water supply
33% of population
CREATIVE
Student

Calgarian

Albertan

Canadian


Citizen of
the Watershed
Farms
Our source of food!
Uses the majority of Bow River water
Chemical or manure run-off will impact water quality
?
People
our watershed?
Are you a
Stakeholder?

What are
we taking of
the watershed?
What are we putting
back it?
out
into
Final Competition
YOU
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