A Great Big THANK YOU to everyone who came out to help with our Sept 5 “Long and Narrow Lakes Stewardship Society” Open House. The Society’s mission is to protect and conserve these special lakes and the surrounding area, and to promote the responsible, sustainable use of the lakes to ensure they can also be enjoyed by future generations of Albertans. The Open House was meant to make people who live in the area aware of the exceptional lakes and outdoor education facilities in their back yard, and to encourage them to become involved in the protection and conservation of these lakes and ecosystems in their watershed.
The Alberta Junior Forest Wardens were a huge help in welcoming guests, giving tours, assisting with the paddling programs, teaching crafts, and sharing the great history and wonderful experiences JFW’s have had at Long Lake. Long Lake Centre started as a Junior Forest Warden Outdoor Education Camp in 1982, and it was really special to have so many JFW’s here supporting this great initiative to protect and conserve these clear, clean, spring fed headwaters lakes. JFW’s from St. Albert, Rochester, Glory Hills, Medicine Hat. and Chief Warden Terry Garret and AJFWA President Roger Madaire did a great job showing visitors what the Junior Forest Warden movement is all about, and sharing their love for nature and our special places with everyone who came to the Open House.
Representatives from the Athabasca County Council, local MLA Colin Piquette and reporters from the Athabasca Advocate and “The River” FM station also came out to show their support for the lakes and the Outdoor Education camps on them. It was a great day for Nature:))