Wednesday, July 1, 2015
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Wednesday, June 24, 2015
|Strips of native Sheep's Fescue grass were laid between the foundation and the rain garden. It doesn't need water, stays green and never needs to be mowed!|
Help protect the Bow River trout: install a rain garden
Most of our readers will be familiar with the Trout Unlimited Canada Yellow Fish Road program. Since 1991, thousands of Canadians have become leaders in their community by raising awareness about pollution entering local waterbodies through stormdrains.
In late May, my husband Armand and I volunteered to help build a rain garden on a private property in Inglewood. This project was a joint venture between Cows and Fish - Alberta Riparian Habitat Management Society and the Alberta Low Impact Development Partnership (ALIDP) https://alidp.org/
ALIDP construction process at Inglewood (pdf): http://bit.ly/1IzSUFI
City of Calgary YardSmart - Residential rain gardens: http://bit.ly/1GrDO4t
|Leta van Duin (left), Executive Director, Alberta Low Impact Development Partnership (ALIDP) and Michelle Magotiaux, Bow River Shuttles|
|The final step, which was completed prior to this photo, was to lay down a thick layer of mulch - 3 to 4 inches.|
View more photos here: http://on.fb.me/1BOQKoR
Monday, June 22, 2015
Hooked: Fish, Water and Angling in Art
May 30 – October 4, 2015
Organized by Glenbow
Curated by Mary-Beth Laviolette and Douglas MacLean
The breathtaking scenery and meditative act of fishing has inspired many artists and photographers; Hooked takes a unique look at the art and culture of fishing.
Featuring paintings, prints, photography, sculpture in clay, glass and bronze, Hooked marries all of this creative activity with other fishing-related objects and books from Glenbow’s collection and that of avid fisher and co-curator, Douglas MacLean. Featuring work by artist/fishers like Tom Thomson, Ted Godwin, Jack Cowin, and Walter May among many others, Hooked opens a window into the passionate world of art dedicated to fish, water and angling.
More info here: http://www.glenbow.org/exhibitions/hooked/
#bowriver #flyfishing #yyc
Saturday, June 20, 2015
Thursday, June 18, 2015
|Photo, courtesy Josh Jelly Gelinas|
Team Canada members: (from left) Ionut Cotinghi, Rafan Ciprian, David Heine, Josh Jelly Gelinas and Gary Hanke (Calgary).
|Photo, courtesy Fly Fishing Team Canada|
From left: Josh Jelly Gelinas, David Heine, Gary Hanke (w/flag)
More photos here: http://on.fb.me/1GvyYFx
|Click directly on graph for larger image|
Fly fishers floating the Bow this weekend will need to add a bit more time to their trips. In recent days, the flow rate was in the 220 cms range. It's now down below 90 cms.
The reason: The water level in the Ghost Reservoir was originally scheduled to be raised begining July 07. However, with the Rocky Mountain snowpack now gone, that process began earlier this week, on Monday. More info in the article below.
Colette Derworiz, Calgary Herald, June 16, 2015
June’s hot weather has completely wiped out this winter’s snowpack in the Rockies, prompting concerns Western Canada could be entering into a drought.
Last week, the mountain snowpack — already 10 to 25 per cent below normal — melted about four to six weeks earlier than expected by scientists monitoring the situation.
“The hot weather in the past few weeks has really wiped out the snowpack,” said John Pomeroy, a University of Saskatchewan hydrologist.
Read more here: http://bit.ly/1N7RAhr
Wednesday, June 17, 2015
Pogledajte premijerno na SrednjaBosna.ba promotivni video 35. Svjetskog prvenstva u Fly Fishingu koje se u periodu od 16.-21.06.2015. godine održava u Bosni i Hercegovini.Produkcija: Turistička zajednica SBK/KSB, 2015.#srednjabosna #flyfishing #jajce #donjivakuf #plivsko #jezero #plivaPosted by SrednjaBosna.ba on Thursday, June 11, 2015
Tuesday, June 16, 2015
Signs of drought appear to be in Western Canada for the long term
Mark Hume, Globe and Mail, June 14, 2015
"High in the Rocky Mountains along the British Columbia-Alberta divide, John Pomeroy is seeing signs of the changing climate that has brought a crippling drought to the U.S. West...."
“All our stations are free of snow now, which is the earliest we’ve seen it,” Dr. Pomeroy said. “Not only was the maximum of snow water available quite low, but the snow melted much earlier – about a month to a month and a half earlier than what we would expect....”
Read more here: http://bit.ly/1FlvlxS
H/T to Kevin Van Tigham
Sunday, June 14, 2015
Find Your Water: Season 1, Episode 6: Fly Fishing Eh? from Redingtongear on Vimeo.
Friday, June 12, 2015
Colette Derworiz, Calgary Herald, June 12, 2015
Conservation groups are calling for immediate action to help threatened trout in Alberta after a review showed most streams and rivers in the Oldman watershed are still being negatively impacted by development.