Ghost Watershed – Public Forums

“The Future of the Ghost Watershed:  Exploring Solutions”

Everyone interested the challenges and opportunities facing the Ghost Watershed is invited to attend one or more of the upcoming workshops presented by The Ghost Watershed Alliance Society. They will utilize an outside facilitator and an “open space” process for large group collaboration.  The open space method will enable them to set an agenda which incorporates the topics most important to each of the participants on this theme.

Dates and Locations: 
Saturday, April 28,  9 a.m. – 1 p.m.     Cochrane Toyota Community Room
Friday, May 4,  5:30 p.m. – 10 p.m.    Beaupre Community Hall
Saturday, May 5,    9 a.m. ­ 1 p.m.        CANCELLED
Friday, May 11,  2     p.m. ­ 6p.m.         Calgary Water Centre, 25th Avenue S.E. and Spiller Road, Bow River Room

The Forums are limited to 40 people per event. You may attend one or more sessions.

 Please register by e-mail at noting the session(s) you would like to attend.

Refreshments provided.

A study was done in 2011 of the cumulative impacts of current land uses in the Ghost Watershed.  Projecting current and proposed uses fifty years into the future, this Cumulative Effects study showed that water quality, recreational resources, along with fish and wildlife habitat, would decline if current and proposed land uses continue. This study can be viewed here.

In advance of the forum, please consider questions such as these:

  • What makes the Ghost-Waiparous area special to you?  What might ensure these special characteristics remain for our children to enjoy?
  • How might we maximize benefits and minimize liabilities of the area’s land uses?
  • What might lead to increased opportunities for all users of this multiple use area?
  • How might we improve water quality, recreational opportunity and resources, along with fish and wildlife habitat in the Ghost?
Workshop Invitation
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