11 Jan


Date(s) - Thursday, January 11, 2018
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

City Wide


Start the New Year by Learning about Healthy Rivers in Alberta

Here in Alberta we are fortunate have plenty of freshwater rivers and streams, which are not only beautiful but also support a wide variety of plant and wildlife species. A new water-based parasite has been detected in Alberta and is threatening freshwater fish like trout, salmon and whitefish in our rivers. It is whirling disease, and can cause an irregular circular swimming pattern, physical deformities and discoloration, and even death in fish species. Join Trout Unlimited Canada Provincial Biologist Lesley Peterson to learn more about whirling disease, including the life cycle of the parasite that causes it, its history and distribution, and how it can affect fish. Lesley will also provide an update on the situation in Alberta, and information about how we can prevent the spread of whirling disease and other aquatic invasive species.


What:              Whirling Disease in Alberta

Presented by Lesley Peterson,

Alberta Provincial Biologist with Trout Unlimited Canada


When:             Thursday, January 11, 2018    

7:00 – 8:00 pm


Where:            Fish Creek Environmental Learning Centre, Shannon Terrace, Fish Creek Provincial Park (13931 Woodpath Rd. SW – Access via 130 Ave. SW and 37 St. SW)


This presentation is free to Friends Members and $5 for non-members.

For more information or to register visit: www.friendsoffishcreek.org/event/wda


To register or for more information contact:

Chris Lalonde

Communications Coordinator

Friends of Fish Creek Provincial Park Society