Thursday, June 25, 2015
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
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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.
Thursday, June 11, 2015
War on Trout: Destructive Activities Cripple Native Trout Populations
Alberta Wilderness Association, June 09, 2015
Human-caused threats to bull trout and cutthroat trout in the Oldman watershed combined with snail’s pace recovery action by the provincial and federal governments has led to severe limits on population recovery. A new review of overlapping human impacts throughout this watershed shows virtually every creek and river home to native trout has been negatively impacted or is threatened by logging, off-highway vehicle use, stream crossings, oil and gas development, coal mining, overharvesting, roads, dam operations or combinations of these. (See map below)
Read more here: http://bit.ly/1KJjG39
H/T to @Kevin Van Tigham
Tuesday, June 9, 2015
|A man and his dog drive through the Bow River in a Jeep near the Graves Bridge on Glenmore Trail in Calgary on Monday, June 8, 2015. Photo, courtesy Aryn Toombs / Calgary Herald|
Officials urge Calgarians to respect rivers and stay safe
Eva Ferguson, Calgary Herald, June 9, 2015
Provincial and municipal officials are asking river enthusiasts to keep motorized vehicles far away from the water.
According to Alberta Environment and Parks, the offence can be punishable through a range of fines under the Public Lands Act, anywhere from $250 to $25,000 if someone is intentionally driving through sensitive aquatic habitat, particularly if fish are spawning.
Earlier this month, a judge in Rocky Mountain House handed out fines of $1,500 each to two men who drove their ATVs through the Clearwater River, the highest fines ever handed out for that type of offence.
Read more here: http://bit.ly/1GqbsLm
Sunday, June 7, 2015
Empty the Tanks Worldwide (Calgary) - June 06
Empty the Tanks is an annual worldwide protest and public awareness campaign against the cetacean captivity industry. Empty the Tanks is not a radical movement demanding the release of all captive marine mammals into the wild. Some of these animals might be great candidates for release, but those that are not should be retired into sea pens, where they can enjoy the rest of their days in natural seawater, feeling the waves of the ocean around them. They should not be worked until their last breath is taken and then thrown out like trash and replaced.
Empty the Tanks Calgary: https://www.facebook.com/
Saturday, June 6, 2015
2015 GoPro Mountain Games - Costa 2 Fly (Fishing) X-Stream
June 4-7, 2015
Athletes ready for GoPro Mountain Games
by John Laconte, June 4, 2015, Vail Daily
"...While the GoPro Mountain Games offers something different for everyone who attends, for anglers, it’s something really different.
Fly Fishing Team USA member Josh Graffam says he’s really excited about competing in the GoPro Mountain Games this year. Graffam is a regular at the America Cup International Fly Fishing Tournament, also held here in Eagle County, but pro fly-fishing events like that one are quite a bit different than the GoPro Mountain Games.
“There’s a couple thousand people, crowds there from all the other events going on, not exactly what we’re used to,” he said.
Wednesday, June 3, 2015
Their final seminar is a spey casting session on the Bow River. This year's instructors from the shop included Kurtis Giles, Chris Iskiw and Paula Shearer.
#bowriver | #flyfishing | #KeepEmWet | #yyc
Monday, June 1, 2015
|Getting out on the river gives a new perspective on its power.|
Photo, courtesy Colleen De Neve / Calgary Herald
Catching more than a fish on the mighty Bow
by Jennifer Allford, June 1, 2015
Most of us see the Bow River every day, often while stuck on a bridge in rush hour. The river is a traffic bottleneck and the line between north people and those people in the south who don’t understand which lane to get in heading up Crowchild.
Two years ago this month, the Bow burst its banks. And this time of year the thousands who were flooded and the thousands more who helped them recover are inclined to give the river a wary eye.
Which is why you should go fishing.
Read more here: http://bit.ly/1I2urOe