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Notice of Irrigation Council Appeal Panel

Water Users:

In an effort to keep our Water Users informed of a very important topic that may impact our District, please find attached the recent Irrigation Council Appeal Panel Notice of Decision.

We will continue to keep you informed on this matter. Please direct further questions or concerns to Ivan Friesen, General Manager (362-1400).

Click HERE to view the complete Notice of Irrigation Council Appeal Panel.


Canadian Agricultural Parternership (CAP)

Purpose

The purpose of this program is to increase water savings and reduce energy use in irrigated agriculture by assisting producers with the purchase of more efficient irrigation equipment and systems.

This program assists producers with eligible costs incurred for the purchase and installation of a new low-pressure centre (LPCP) pivot irrigation system, a drip irrigation system or an upgrade of an existing irrigation system.

40% of the eligible costs, up to a maximum of $5,000, for:

  • equipment upgrades on the parcel; or
  • an upgrade on the parcel from an existing irrigation system to a surface drip irrigation system;

OR:

$15,000 of the eligible costs for an upgrade on the parcel from a gravity, side-wheel or high-pressure centre pivot irrigation system to a new LPCP system or a subsurface drip irrigation system.

Canadian Agricultural Parternership - Irrigation Efficiency Program Website

Canadian Agricultural Partnership, Irrigation Efficiency Program
Alberta Agriculture and Forestry
100, 5401 - 1 Avenue South
Lethbridge, Alberta
Canada, T1J 4V6;
Telephone: 403-310-FARM (3276)
Fax at 403-381-5765.

Wetland Policy Basics Course

This short online course was designed for anyone interested in Alberta's wetlands, and will teach:

  • what a wetland is and how it is classified
  • tips and direction on how to identify wetlands
  • a basic understanding of the regulatory requirements for activities in a wetland
  • an understanding of the Wetland Policy and how it is implemented in Alberta

Course Format:

  • This course consists of four 15-minute online modules, four activities (approximately ½ hour each) and four quizzes to test your knowledge
  • Course content will be released March 1, 2018 and will be available for six months from registration.

The course launches on March 1, 2018

For more details, or to register: egistration at www.SALMTEC.com