Sturgeon study ready for sharing
By: Kevin Ma
| Posted: Saturday, Jan 26, 2013 06:00 am
River watchers should come to St. Albert Place next week if they want to learn the results of a recent Sturgeon-wide survey.
Next Wednesday the Northern Alberta Institute of Technology’s Sturgeon River Research Project is presenting the results of its recent online survey on the state of the Sturgeon River watershed.
The survey, launched last May, asked residents how they felt the Sturgeon watershed had changed over the last 50 years and how it should best be used.
Respondents placed high value on the esthetic appeal of the river as well as its ecological and recreational use, said Laurie Hunt, NAIT biologist and co-founder of the research project.
Bird watching had become more common in the last 15 years, the survey suggested, while most other outdoor activities had fallen off.
Hunt invited anyone interested in the Sturgeon to come to one of the group’s three open houses to learn more about the survey’s results.
The first is at the Onoway Museum in Onoway on Wednesday from 1 to 3 p.m. The second is in the third floor east boardroom of St. Albert Place that same day from 7 to 9 p.m.
A third open house will be held at the Sturgeon County office in Morinville on Feb. 4 from 1 to 3 p.m.
Guests are asked to RSVP to Jöel Gervais at email@example.com.