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Work: ENGOs

The following are a selection of Environmental Non-Governmental Organizations (ENGOs) located in Alberta with a focus on water. For a comprehensive list of non-profit environmental organizations in Alberta please visit the Alberta ENGO Directory

If you know of a noteable ENGO who focus on water in Alberta who are missing from the list please contact us.

 

Alberta Fish & Game Association (AFGA)

WEBSITE: afga.org
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PHONE: 780-437-2342
TWITTER:@AlbertaFishGame

Alberta Fish & Game Assoication is an organization with the goal of ensuring more habitat, fish and wildlife resources for the use and enjoyment of all Albertans. Our passion is to promote, through education and programs, the conservation and utilization of fish and wildlife, and to protect and enhance the habitat they depend upon. 

Alberta Ecotrust

WEBSITE: albertaecotrust.com
CONTACT FORM
PHONE: 403-328-3063
TWITTER:@AlbertaEcotrust

Founded in 1991, Alberta Ecotrust is a unique partnership between the corporate sector and the environmental community. Together, we invest in the people and projects that help to make Alberta a stronger, more sustainable place to live, work and play.

We achieve this goal through three main programs: environmental grant making, capacity building, and community collaboration. Together, we fund non-profit environmental projects, strengthen the ability of the voluntary sector to affect positive environmental change, and promote the environment as the foundation of a healthy community.

Alberta Environment Network (AEN)

WEBSITE: aenweb.ca
CONTACT FORM
PHONE: 780-757-4872
TWITTER: @ABEnvNet

The Alberta Environmental Network (AEN) has been active and growing in Alberta since 1980. Membership in the AEN is open to Alberta-based non-profit, non-governmental organizations and individuals demonstrating sincere concern and action toward a healthier environment. The AEN's purpose is to facilitate the sharing of information and resources among member groups, and to assist them in the taking of common action. AEN shares information with the general public and, where warranted, interested stakeholders. AEN facilitates member group meetings and the participation of member groups in meetings and consultation with government and/or industry. Because AEN acts as an impartial facilitator for its varied member groups, it remains apolitical and does not take stands on substantive issues, stands that would imply the assent of all member organizations.

Alberta Invasive Species Council 

WEBSITE: invasiveplants.ab.ca
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PHONE:780-415-2342
TWITTER:@AlbertaInvasive

Objectives are:1. Make Albertans aware of the impact that invasive species have on the environment, economy, and society through communication, education and awareness.2. Be recognized as Alberta’s voice on invasive species by acting as a key resource organization.3. Foster partnerships between agencies with a mutual interest in invasive species management through communication and cooperation

Alberta Lake Management Society (ALMS)

WEBSITE:alms.ca
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PHONE: 780-702-ALMS (2567)

Alberta Lake Management Society (ALMS) purpose is to promote understanding and comprehensive management of lakes and reservoirs and their watersheds. Their objectives are to undertake the collection of data and information; increase knowledge of lake functions and management options; share and disseminate information and experiences on all aspects of lake and watershed management; educate and increase the public's understanding of the importance of lakes and their watersheds; participate in the development of local, provincial and national programs that promote lake and watershed management and/or encourage the protection of lakes and watersheds; and provide expertise to and collaborate with other organizations, agencies and individuals concerned with lakes and lake-watershed improvement and protection.

Alberta Land-Use Knowledge Network (ALuKN)

WEBSITE: landusekn.ca
CONTACT FORM
TWITTER:@LanduseKN

The Alberta Land-use Knowledge Network contributes to effective land use planning, analysis and decision making by:

- Providing access to high-quality, relevant, trusted and accessible information and knowledge resources
- Supporting the many networks, organizations and individuals involved in land use issues
- Providing technologies, resources and information management to land use professionals and organizations
- Facilitating conversations and dialogues to explore land use challenges and issue

Alberta Low Impact Development Partnership (ALIDP)

WEBSITE: alidp.org
CONTACT FORM
PHONE: 403-268-5086

The Alberta Low Impact Development Partnership (ALIDP) was created in the fall of 2004 in response to the need to protect and maintain the integrity of the natural environment while promoting the growth, prosperity and quality of life in Alberta’s communities...The ALIDP focuses on education and outreach to enable government and stakeholders to develop and implement low impact development initiatives. 

Alberta Tomorrow 

WEBSITE: beta.albertatomorrow.ca/
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TWITTER: @AlbertaTomorrow

Alberta Tomorrow is an educational tool that uses cutting edge GIS technology and satellite imagery to simulate the future effects of human activities on Alberta's wildlife habitat, ecosystem services, and natural resource production. Users are challenged to sustainably manage Alberta's ecosystems. 

Alberta Wilderness Association (AWA)

WEBSITE: albertawilderness.ca
CONTACT FORM
PHONE: 403-283-2025 
TWITTER:@ABWilderness

Alberta Wilderness Association (AWA) is the oldest wilderness conservation group in Alberta dedicated to the completion of a protected areas network and the conservation of wilderness throughout the province. Founded in 1965 in rural southwest Alberta by backcountry enthusiasts, ranchers and outfitters, the AWA has grown into a province wide organization.

Calgary River Valleys (CRV)

WEBSITE: calgaryrivervalleys.org
CONTACT FORM
PHONE:403-268-4867
TWITTER:@clgrivervalleys

Calgary River Valleys (CRV) is an independent, not-for-profit, volunteer-led organization, dedicated to building a strong and effective voice for river valleys protection and water quality in Calgary. Our principal purpose is to “champion and engage the public in the protection, appreciation and stewardship of Calgary’s rivers, creeks, wetlands and watershed resources.”

Centre for Affordable Water and Sanitation Technology (CAWST)

WEBSITE: cawst.org
CONTACT FORM
PHONE: 403-243-3285
TWITTER:@cawst

The Centre for Affordable Water and Sanitation Technology (CAWST) is a non-profit organization that provides training and consulting to organizations that work directly with populations in developing countries who lack access to clean water and basic sanitation.

CAWST "walks beside" hundreds of organizations—government agencies, community groups, and local and international NGOs of all sizes—in 63 countries as they develop their capacities to deliver water and sanitation programs locally. CAWST has convincingly demonstrated its ability to catalyze community action in developing countries to initiate and operate water and sanitation programs for those who live without.

Cochrane Environmental Action Committee (CECA)

WEBSITE: cochrane-environment.org
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PHONE:403-851-0562

CEAC’s Mission is to work towards making Cochrane and area residents a more environmentally aware and active community.

Cows and Fish

WEBSITE: cowsandfish.org
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PHONE: 403-381-5538

The Alberta Riparian Habitat Management Society, also known as "Cows and Fish", is a non-profit society striving to foster a better understanding of how improvements in grazing and other management of riparian areas can enhance landscape health and productivity, for the benefit of landowners, agricultural producers, communities and others who use and value riparian areas.

Ducks Unlimited Canada

WEBSITE: ducks.ca
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TWITTER: @ducanada

Ducks Unlimited Canada (DUC) is the leader in wetland conservation. A registered charity, DUC partners with government, industry, non-profit organizations and landowners to conserve wetlands that are critical to waterfowl, wildlife and the environment. DUC has 143,000 grassroots supporters across the country, including 6,600 volunteers. DUC was established in 1938 by conservation-minded waterfowlers who recognized the importance of wetlands. DUC is proud of its waterfowling heritage. DUC has nearly 75 years of experience conserving wetlands. DUC is part of a larger Ducks Unlimited family, which includes Ducks Unlimited in the United States, Mexico and New Zealand.

Elbow River Watershed Partnership (ERWP)

WEBSITE: erwp.org
PHONE: 403-268-4520

ERWP supports and encourages all stakeholders in the Elbow River Watershed to protect and enhance water quality and quantity.Their vision is to work together for ample clean water to benefit all. The organizations goals are to encourage individuals and communities take responsibility to protect and enhance water quality and quantity in the Elbow River Watershed; encourage the use of new technologies for water conservation; encourage best water management and land use practices; support cooperation, coordination, and knowledge-sharing among stakeholders; minimize the negative impacts of land uses on water quality and quantity; and increase awareness and understanding of the watershed.

Friends of Fish Creek Park Provincial Park Society

WEBSITE: friendsoffishcreek.org
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PHONE: 403-238-3841

Vision Statement: A sustainable Fish Creek Provincial Park that improves the quality of life for present and future generations.

Mission Statement: To engage the community through education and awareness to conserve a truly unique naturalized urban park.

Ghost Watershed Alliance Society (GWAS)

WEBSITE: ghostwatershed.ca
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The Ghost Watershed Alliance Society (GWAS) is a group with the vision to preserve and enhance the integrity of the ecosystem in the Ghost Watershed in order to secure the optimum quality and yield of the area's surface and groundwater resources.
The GWAS has set its mission to identify ecosystem and environmental issues affecting the watershed of the Ghost-Waiparous, raise public awareness and work towards resolving these issues.

Keepers of the Athabasca Society

WEBSITE: keepersofthewater.ca/athabasca
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The Keepers of the Athabasca Watershed Society is a provincially registered non-profit society in the province of Alberta, and is a Chapter of the national Keepers of the Water.

Our grassroots organization has an open door policy, which means that anyone who has a genuine interest in helping us protect and enhance the quality and quantity of our Athabasca waters is welcome to join us.

Land Stewardship Centre of Canada

WEBSITE: landstewardship.org
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PHONE:780-483-1885
TWITTER: @landstewardship

At Land Stewardship Centre, we work with people to help improve their understanding of healthy ecosystems, we support grass-roots community stewardship efforts, and we encourage the development of practices and policies that support sustainable resource use.

Little Creeks and Rough Fescue Appreciation Society 

WEBSITE: www.lcarf.ca

The Little Creeks and Rough Fescue Appreciation Society (LCARF) is a registered, non-profit society established in 2011. LCARF is interested in understanding and managing the health and function of Horse Creek. LCARF collaborates with watershed residents and stakeholders to better understand water and land resources.

Nature Alberta

WEBSITE: naturealberta.ca
CONTACT FORM
PHONE: 780-427-8124
TWITTER: @NatureAlberta

Nature Alberta is a federation of natural history organizations operating in Alberta. Natural history is the study of plants or animals, using observational rather than experimental methods. A person who studies natural history is a naturalist.

Alberta is fortunate to have a wide diversity of wildlife and wild spaces! All native plants and animals have a right to co-exist with Albertans, who in turn benefit by having access to a healthy, natural environment. Increasing our understanding of nature will lead to increased enjoyment of it. Today, more than 40 natural history clubs are engaging Albertans across the province in the conservation and appreciation of our natural heritage.

North Saskatchewan Riverkeeper (NSRK)

WEBSITE: saskriverkeeper.ca
CONTACT FORM
PHONE: 780-438-5148
TWITTER: @saskriverkeeper

The North Saskatchewan Riverkeeper (NSRK) Program is a local water body preservation group based in Edmonton. They are dedicated to being a united voice of the North Saskatchewan River watershed and community from the Rocky Mountain headwaters to the forks; near Prince Albert where the North and South Saskatchewan Rivers meet.The mission of the NSRK Program is to restore, preserve, and protect the water quality and biodiversity of the watershed through actions that inform, connect and protect the NSR watershed.

Nose Creek Watershed Partnership 

WEBSITE: nosecreekpartnership.com

The goal of the Nose Creek Watershed Partnership is: “To protect the riparian areas and improve water quality in the Nose Creek watershed.” NCWP partners commit to rise above unique obstacles affecting water quality and conservation and work together to achieve important objectives. Our improvement strategy involves: learning about the quality of water throughout the watershed, identifying sources of contamination and initiating clean-up efforts and stewardship measures with all stakeholders, including individuals and community groups residing within the watershed.

Pigeon Lake Watershed Association (PLWA) 

WEBSITE: plwa.ca
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The PLWA is a charitable, non-profit environmental advocacy group made up of a diverse membership of people who live, work and play in Pigeon Lake and its Watershed. 

Skeleton Lake Stewardship Association (SLSA) 

WEBSITE: skeletonlake.com
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Skeleton Lake Stewardship Association is a non-profit organization incorporated under the Societies Act in the summer of 2005...The concerns our group are addressing are related to a seriously declining lake level, water quality issues and decreased fish spawning habitat at Skeleton Lake, Alberta. The level of Skeleton Lake has dropped over 6 feet in just over a decade and the lake is at its lowest level since lake levels have been recorded which goes back 40 years 

Trout Unlimited Canada (TUC)

WEBSITE: tucanada.org
CONTACT FORM
TWITTER: @TUCanada1

Trout Unlimited Canada is a registered Canadian not-for-profit organization. Their mission is to conserve, protect and restore Canada's freshwater ecosystems and their coldwater resources for current and future generations. All of the work Trout Unlimited Canada does is directed toward achieving this mission. The work is guided by science and research and fueled by the unending passion of volunteers and professional staff.

Wabamun Watershed Management Council (WWMC)

WEBSITE: wwmc.ca
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PHONE: 780-953-2695

The WWMC is a not-for-profit, registered society that represents a cross-section of Wabmaun Lake stakeholders who are committed to maintaining and improving the health of the lake and its watershed. The Council was formed in 2006 to address the concerns raised in Dr. David Schindler's (2004) report concerning the health and viability of Wabamun Lake.  

Water Matters

WEBSITE: water-matters.org
CONTACT FORM
PHONE: 403-538-7785
TWITTER: @WaterMattersAB

The Water Matters Society of Alberta was founded in 2007 by citizens concerned about watershed protection in Alberta. Water Matters was founded to provide strong leadership from an independent non-government organization with expertise and resources to address province-wide watershed issues. This leadership is vital as Alberta charts its course on water resources management. To fulfill its mission Water Matters will conduct and promote timely and leading edge research and investigation; provide and support outreach and education programs; advance initiatives for watershed health; and work with others concerned about the protection of watersheds.

Western Sky Land Trust

WEBSITE: westernskylandtrust.ca
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Western Sky protects critical watersheds in our region. We conserve vital habitats and provide managed public access for recreation and education. We also work with other agencies and organizations to further protect and enhance natural areas. We champion the conservation of environmentally sensitive lands that support the health of our watersheds.