Eco-Buffer Planting Workshop


Planting Trees for Wetland Protection

Workshop for Rural Landowners


Eco-Buffers are diverse, high-density shelterbelts that look and act like natural forest. While giving shelter from wind for homes and livestock, these dense plantings also help protect water quality and provide prime habitat for pollinators. The counties of Lac Ste. Anne and Parkland are working together to host an Eco-Buffer Workshop on Monday, June 4 th.

The Eco-Buffer concept was developed by agroforestry researchers in Indian Head, Saskatchewan, home of the federal shelterbelt program. With careful attention to design and selection of native species to suit the site, Eco-Buffers can become self-sustaining, needing little maintenance.

Leading the workshop is Luke Wonneck of the Agroforestry and Woodlot Extension Society (AWES). The day begins at Rosenthal Hall with a presentation on the benefits of Eco-Buffers and steps for their design. Looking at air photos of their own property, participants will assess the potential for Eco- Buffers on their land. In the afternoon we'll travel to near-by site to get hands-on experience planting an Eco-Buffer.

Running from 10:00am to 3:00pm, this workshop is intended for agricultural producers and other rural landowners. Registration is free and includes a bagged lunch. Pre-registration is required by May 31 st . Contact Jennifer Caudron, ALUS Coordinator, Parkland County at 780-968- 8888 ext 8286 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . For more information on Eco-Buffers check out the Practical Guide to Establishing an Eco-Buffer at 

Practical Guide to Establishing An Eco-Buffer


Community Events at a Glance

  • 29 May
    Sangudo Parent & Tots 29 May 2018 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM

    Sangudo Early Childhood Room (Arena) Join us with your kids to make new friends, make crafts, and play! A light snack will be provided. Indoor shoes are recommended. FREE drop-in program – no need to pre-register. For more information, or to register, please

  • 30 May
    Baby Network 30 May 2018 10:45 AM to 12:15 PM

    Meet other parents, and discover parenting strategies. Learn about great resources in your community, infant massage, dental care, speech & language development, introduction to solid foods, self-care & depression around childbirth, and much more! Pre-registration

  • 30 May
    Stay & Play 30 May 2018 12:30 PM to 03:00 PM

    Drop by and enjoy a coffee, meet other parents, and visit, while your kids play, make new friends and create crafts. A light snack will be provided. Indoor shoes are recommended. FREE drop-in program – no need to pre-register. For more information, or to register,

  • 29 May - 30 May
  • 31 May - 31 May
  • 06 Jun - 06 Jun

About the County

Founded in 1944, Lac Ste. Anne County is a municipal district in central Alberta, Canada. It is located in Census Division 13, roughly 45 minutes northwest of Edmonton. The County's administrative office is located at 56521 Range Road 65. Its namesake comes from its largest body of water, Lac Ste. Anne.

Contact Information

  Box 219, Sangudo AB T0E 2A0
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 (780) 785-3411
 (780) 785-2359