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2019 Bow Valley Riparian Recovery and Enhancement Program – Now Completed

Over 11,000 New Native Plants For The 2019 Program – Are Now In The Ground On Bighill, West Nose and Nose Creeks! The last native plant was planted on June 1st, completing this spring’s riparian planting program. It was a … Continue reading

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2019 Riparian Plantings Over Half Completed So far!

Volunteers Dig In – This Past Week The last time that I had Glenbow Elementary students planting on the creek was a few years ago. It was good to have them back for another round of native willow and tree … Continue reading

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The 2019 Spring Riparian Planting Begins

New Green Appears Along Stream Banks With everything starting late in this year’s growing season, our new native willow and tree plants standout on the landscape. They are the only green leafed plants in the second week of May. The … Continue reading

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Riparian Program Update – April 2019

The 2019 “Bow Valley Riparian Recovery and Enhancement Program”  April Update Melting ice reveals planted willows on an eroding stream bank on Bighill Creek. These native willows were planted in the spring of 2014, during the first year of the … Continue reading

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The Flow Begins

Ice Leaving Area Streams Over the past week or so, the ice has melted on some areas of the Bighill Creek, exposing good flow from the first signs of a spring thaw. Other areas of the stream channel are still … Continue reading

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Spring Thaw On The Way

It won’t be long now before the surface run-off begins on our local trout streams. There is significant ice build-up on Bighill Creek, but the surface flow from some warm weather will start to deplete the thick winter ice and … Continue reading

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March Freeze

Anxiously Waiting For Spring and Planting Season Here it is, almost mid March, and yesterday it was below minus 20 with a wind, in the morning. I was outside collecting willow and tree cuttings for this spring’s riparian planting program, … Continue reading

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Cold February – Lots of Snow and Ice

Late Spring This Year It has been a few years since I last recall such a freezing cold February, and possibly the same in early March. Plugging in the truck is a must if your off to work these days. … Continue reading

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The ” 2019 BVRRE Program” – Growing In Size

This Spring’s 2019 Bow Valley Riparian Recovery and Enhancement Program – Update. Our local riparian planting program for Nose Creek; West Nose Creek and Bighill Creek is scaling up in size for this spring’s planting. So far, we have a … Continue reading

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Deep Freeze Fly Tying

AboveThis morning it is 30 below Celsius and there is little chance of it getting too much warmer today. Perfect weather for fly tying, among other things. For the past few days it has been really cold outside and I … Continue reading

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