Invasive vs. Native Plants: Knowing & Growing Your Riparian Area

December 15, 2020

Written by Heather J. Marshall Invasive Species: What’s the Problem?  Scentless Chamomile can compete with crops (especially forages) in their early development and are often found near waterbodies, or in places with periodic flooding. Photo from Invasive species are not necessarily bad in and of themselves, as they may: Be attractive to look at […] Read More »

Morecambe Structure and the Two Hills Floodplain: History and Operation

November 12, 2020

Written by Heather J. Marshall Above: Map of the Two Hills floodplain: The Vermilion River moves north from Vegreville before passing through a chain of 6 interconnected lakes, known as the Vermilion Lakes. (Watt Lake to northwest is not shown.) Image adapted from: TWO HILLS FLOODPLAIN: FLAT + ALTERED = FLOODING Low, flat topography […] Read More »

Watershed Resilience: What Strategies Work Best?

October 19, 2020

Written by Heather J. Marshall VRWA partnered with ALCES to get a better understanding of which conservation or restoration strategies would have the greatest effect on the Vermilion River watershed’s resilience. The ALCES report is summarized in the pages below:     Heather J. Marshall is a freelance writer and graphic designer. Her main interests […] Read More »