Westlock County acknowledges the outstanding contributions of our community members and organizations that help make our community such an amazing place.
These are the recipients of the 2016 Project and Capital Grant awards.
Westlock Whitetails Junior Forest Wardens - Blue Bird Houses and Conservation Site
The Junior Forest Wardens maintain the Alberta Conservation Association Gouin Site which encompasses 480 acres. This year they were able to update, repair and replace 100+ bird houses for continued success of bird nesting. The Waterway Crossing Boardwalk and Foot Bridge was repaired for continued passage between the two waterways on the property.
Pickarville Community League - Community Hall Roof
The Pickardville Community has has undertaken a project to ensure the continuation of their hall as it is the hub of the community. In 2015 an interior renovation and facelife was completed and phase 2 moved up and onto the roof to prevent interior damage and ensure structural integrity with a roof repair.
Jarvie Community Council - Community Center Renovation
The Jarvie School has been transformed into the Community Centre as a gathering place. A metal sloping roof and kitchen will provide structure, safety and resources for residents to enjoy many activities such as social gatherings, exercise classes, yoga or a quite afternoon in the library. Project completion is expected by the end of 2016.
Cache Park Bat and Bird Conservancy - Signage
The establishment of the conservancy is the first of its kind in Alberta and is an amazing opportunity to turn an unused area of land into ecologically important habitat and recreation for the residents. this 20 acre reserve will protect and enhance valuable bat foraging and roosting along the Pembina river. Bat Condos will be errected to establish large maternal colonies and the grant money will be utilized for signage at the entrance as well as along the highway to direct people of this recreational property.
Rainbow Equitation Society - Athabasca Landing Trail between Bridge 246 and Echo Lake
The volunteers have been working countless hours bringing back the history of the Athabasca Landing Trail, a primitive trail for foot traffic, horse back riding or tourist stop rest areas. Kiosks, signage and landscaping will be placed in this 5 mile area as markers, education pieces and environmental sustainability purposes.