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June 2019

River Revival Vegreville

June 8 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Vegreville Regional Museum, 14413 Alberta 16A
Vegreville, Alberta T9C 1R3 Canada
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On June 8th from 10am - 2pm, join the North Saskatchewan Watershed Alliance (NSWA), the Town of Vegreville, and the Agroforestry Woodlot Extension Society (AWES) for a River Revival in Vegreville!

LEARN how native trees and wildflowers improve the riverbank and provide habitat for birds and pollinators. AWES and the NSWA will talk about “Eco-buffer 101”, and “What’s in Your Watershed?”. PLANT an “eco-buffer” of seedlings at our Vegreville demonstration site. (Demonstration provided. Bring gardening gloves and a spade if you have one. Extra spades will be available). CELEBRATE the enhancement of our local river site through family-friendly and kids' activities and refreshments. (Food available for a small cost)

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Best Management Practices on Forested Managed Lands ***Cancelled***

June 17 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Flatbush Community Complex, AB-44 and Township Road 661
Flatbush, Alberta T0G 0Z0 Canada
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Join the Agroforestry and Woodlot Society in conjunction with the Municipal District of Lesser Slave River at the Flatbush Community Complex on Monday June 17th, 2019 for a day of woodlot management benefits and techniques.
At this workshop private landowners will learn:
Best management practices on forested private lands
How forested lands contribute economically and environmentally
Management to maximize ecological and economic value
Maintenance & restoration leads to healthier woodlots
Plus: Outdoor Field Visits in the afternoon

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AWES 2019 Annual General Meeting

June 21 @ 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
Joussard Community Hall Joussard, Alberta T0G 1J0 Canada + Google Map
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Join the Agroforestry & Woodlot Extension Society for their 2019 Annual general Meeting being hosted by Big Lakes County at the Joussard Community Hall in Joussard AB. The agenda consists of general business, AWES program updates, Watershed projects, lunch, and a tour with Vanderwell Contractors. Dress for the weather and RSVP in advance.

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Building for the Berries

June 26 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Garden Valley Community Hall, 52002 range road 274
Parkland County, Alberta Canada
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$20

Alberta is home to many species that produce delicious and nutritious fruits! Join Parkland County and the Agroforestry and Woodlot…

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July 2019

Woodlot Best Management Practices Workshop

July 4 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Manning Legion Hall, #120 4th Ave SW
Manning, AB, Alberta T0H 2M0 Canada
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The Agroforestry and Woodlot Society and the North Peace Applied Research Association invite you to our Woodlot Best Management Practices workshop on July 4th, 2019 in Manning, AB. At this workshop private landowners will learn best management practices on forested private lands, how forested lands contribute economically and environmentally, management to maximize ecological and economic value and maintenance & restoration leads to healthier woodlots. We will end with a field visit to a local woodlot!

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Tree Shelterbelt and Eco-buffer Workshop

July 4 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
NPARA Research Farm, Township Road 910 and West of Mackenzie Highway
Manning, Alberta T0H 2T0 Canada
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The Agroforestry Woodlot Extension Society (AWES) in conjunction with Northern Lights County and North Peace Applied Research Association (NPARA) will host this workshop, aimed at helping participants create their own Eco-Buffer or shelterbelt design, site prep and plan and customized management plan. The event will be hosted at the NPARA Research Farm just south of Manning, AB

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Shoreline Management Workshop

July 11 @ 3:30 pm - 9:00 pm
McArthur Place, 10307 100 ST
Lac La Biche, Alberta T0A 2C0 Canada
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Lac La Biche County, AWES and Cows and Fish are pleased to be hosting an evening of hands on riparian area assessment and restoration on July 11, 2019.

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Shelterbelts and Eco-Buffers: Agroforestry Systems for Profitability and Resilience

July 15 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Battle River Innovation Centre, 5302-50 Avenue
Castor, Alberta T0C 0X0 Canada
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Are you interested in creating wildlife and pollinator habitat, harnessing fruit production, mitigating highs winds and flooding, or enhancing water quality on your property? Don't know where to begin, or just need some helpful tips and tricks?
Join the County of PaintEarth, The Agroforestry and Woodlot Extension Society, Battle River Research Group and the Battle River Watershed Alliance on July 15th, 2019 for a workshop about Shelterbelts and Eco-buffers, and how they can be designed to provide these services to your land!

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August 2019

Train the Trainer: Completing a Successful Planting Project

August 13 @ 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Parkland County Services Building, 2700 48 ST
Stony Plain, T7Z 2Y1 Canada
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Learn to complete a planting program on private or county lands regardless of whether the outcome is a shelterbelt, eco-buffer, riparian buffer or bioengineering for site restoration.

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West Country Ag Tour

August 20 @ 7:30 am - 4:30 pm
Clearwater County Quarter, Township Road 400 and Range Road 72
Clearwater County, Alberta T0M 0C0 Canada
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$35

Clearwater County Presents: The 2019 West Country Ag. Tour Clearwater County, AWES, GWFA, Benalto Ag, Medicine River Wildlife Centre, Biocomposite…

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