Healthy Shorelines

Who we are?

In the fall of 1999 representatives from various conservation agencies and local and provincial government departments met in St. Paul, Alberta. This group came to discuss concerns, opportunities, and the potential for working together and with communities to bring about environmentally friendly land use practices in riparian areas and the overall watershed. From that fall meeting a "Core" group of people and agencies "teamed up" to determine just how they wanted to approach this challenge. The Core group accepted that they would be required to provide the day-to-day leadership of this initiative as well as have the primary role in its development and implementation. Also, the Core group recognized that to tackle this challenge they needed a lot of help in a wide range of interests and knowledge. As a result the Core group established two additional levels of partnering for this initiative. The resulting group was called the Vincent Lake Work Group (VLWG). To learn more about who we are and how we established click here.

Did you know that only about 1% of the world's water is fresh and about 1/4 of that 1% is in Canada.