Environment

ENVIRONMENT

As part of its strategic planning process, the County of Vermilion River recognized sustainability as a key principle guiding its activities.  Consistent with that commitment, the County has been gaining experience with the administration and delivery of conservation programs to provide an environmental balance within the community

Further programs and services can be found using our ALUS or our Sustainable Agriculture programs

WETLANDS RESTORATION PILOT PROJECT

In 2013, the County of Vermilion River entered into a 5-year Memorandum of Agreement with the Government of Alberta allowing the County to become a Wetland Restoration Agent. The MOA was not renewed in 2018. To conclude the Wetland Restoration Agent Pilot Project, the County of Vermilion River, in partnership with The City of Calgary, hired Fiera Biological Consulting to produce a summary of the two municipality’s experiences as provincial Wetland Restoration Agents. This report discusses the experiences of municipal Wetland Restoration Agents and provides recommendations from the Pilot Project. The summary also provides a discussion of constraints and opportunities for future municipal involvement in wetland conservation and restoration to enhance partnerships between the Province of Alberta and Municipalities going forward.  Read report here.

If you are interested in knowing more about participating in environmental programs, please contact Cathie at the County office at (780) 846-2244 or carychuk@county24.com