Elk River Alliance has new director

Chad Hughes is the new executive director for the Elk River Alliance, and is keen to apply his diverse background as an ecologist and mining consultant to working collaboratively across sectors in the Elk Valley to preserve the watershed.

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Students help protect watersheds

Three Grade 9 classes from across the Elk Valley got their hands dirty ridding local wetlands of invasive plants while planting native species in their place.

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Students Turn Wilson Lake into Wetlands

Wetlands have been lost in the Elk Valley due to the cumulative impacts of road, railway and urban development. They’ve been drained, filled in and cut off from the Elk River

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Restoring Wetlands in the Elk Valley

In the fall of 2017, ERA collaborated with the Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) to restore an abandoned gravel pit north to a functioning wetland north of Hosmer on NCC’s Elk Valley Heritage Conservation Area.

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