Welcome to Municipal District of Foothills No. 31


Tree Pruning, Insects & Diseases Workshop

Crop Insects & Diseases Workshop

Working Well Workshops - WORKSHOP FULL

Septic Sense Workshops - WORKSHOP FULL

*Pre-registration required for all workshops!*
Only registered attendees may attend workshop.


Tues. Feb. 27, 9:00 am - 3:30 pm, Highwood Memorial Centre, High River
Mon. Mar. 5, 9:00 am - 3:30 pm, Scott Seaman Sports Rink, De Winton

What you will learn by attending this workshop:

  • Introduction to local insects and disease affecting trees and shrubs.
  • How to properly prune using trees on the grounds of each location (weather permitting this will occur outside).
  • Leave with a handout for your reference.

Cost: $40 per person.
Lunch will be provided.

Register at: www.mdfoothills.eventbrite.ca

Wednesday, February 21 - 8:15 am - 11:45 am - High River

What you will learn by attending this workshop:

  • Information about local crop diseases and insects.
  • 2018 forecast of local crop insects and diseases
  • Opportunities to speak with other producers who have experience with these issues.

Crop Insects presentation by Scott Meers, Alberta Agriculture
Crop Diseases presentation by Michael Harding, Alberta Agriculture

Register at: www.mdfoothills.eventbrite.ca

Working Well Workshops











February 6, 2018 - Priddis - WORKSHOP FULL
February 7, 2018 – Davisburg - WORKSHOP FULL
February 13, 2018 – High River - WORKSHOP FULL

IMPORTANT: Register by January 30 with your Legal Land Description or your Lot/Block/Plan#, Date of Well Completion, and Original Owner or Depth of Well, so that you can receive all the information for your well from provincial records to be used in the workshop.

  • Did you know that a poorly maintained water well can put your water supply at risk of contamination and reduce your well yield?
  • Have you had your well water tested in the last two years?
  • Have old unused wells on your property been properly sealed and decommissioned? Have you ever shock chlorinated your well?
  • Do you know the age and depth of your well, or how it was constructed?

Find out if your groundwater is at risk and learn what you can do to protect your well, attend this free water well management workshop hosted by MD of Foothills, and presented by the Working Well Program, with technical expertise from Alberta Agriculture and Forestry, Alberta Environment and Parks, Alberta Health Services and licensed water well drillers. This hands-on, informative workshop is designed to help water well owners better understand and manage their precious groundwater supplies.

Septic Sense Workshops

January 22, 2018 - Priddis  - WORKSHOP FULL
January 24, 2018 - Davisburg  - WORKSHOP FULL
February 12, 2018 - High River - WORKSHOP FULL

Did you know the average person puts 340 liters of sewage through a private sewage system (septic system) every day? For a family of four living in a two-bedroom house, that amounts to 1,360 liters per day and just under half a million liters per year! Rural property owners are responsible for ensuring their systems operate properly and safely. If you have a septic system on your rural property, you will benefit from attending this workshop. Presenters will teach you how to understand, assess and properly manage your septic system, enabling you to protect your investment in your property and the valuable natural assets associated with your land.

Learn what you can do to properly manage and maintain your septic system. Attend the Septic Sense workshop hosted and presented by M.D. of Foothills, with technical expertise provided by the Alberta Onsite Wastewater Management Association (AOWMA) and materials developed by Land Stewardship Centre (LSC).

During the workshop we will cover:

  • What a septic system is and how it works
  • Regulations
  • Design and installation
  • Appropriate use of your septic system
  • Maintaining your septic system
  • Troubleshooting

For more information about these workshops, please contact:

Ryan Bull, Rural Conservation Advisor, MD of Foothills
Phone: 403.603.5423   Cell: 403.333.4764
Email: ASBworkshops@mdfoothills.com