If you are thinking of a new build, a rebuild, an addition or renovation please give our development department a call to determine what permits and documents might be required.
The following are brochures you may find interesting. Please pick up a copy from our office or visit the respective website.
- Backyard Composting to Reduce Organic Waste
Managing waste is everyone's business and the best place to begin is in your own backyard.
- Clean Water. Well Protected
Working well provides resources free of charge to water well owners interested in learning how to protect and maintain water wells. Visit the below link for Working Well resources including e-learning modules, fact sheets and a schedule of upcoming workshops. http://aep.alberta.ca/water/education-guidelines/working-well/default.aspx
- Discover Sylvan Lake
Find information on campgrounds, golfing, accommodations, recreation, sports, festivals, events, shopping, restaurants, and services. https://www.sylvanlake.ca/en/index.aspx#
- Give Your Shoreline a Make-Over
10 Environmental-friendly things to do to improve your shoreline.
- Living by Water/Living by Lake
For more than 15 years, Nature Alberta has delivered the Living by Water (LBW) program, providing information to Alberta lake residents about healthy shoreline living.
- Low Impact Developments
Designers have long known the toll that compacted turf-and-tree landscapes and hardened surfaces like roofs, roads and parking lots take on our lakes, rivers and streams. However, the tools to address these impacts in this complex system have only begun to be developed in the past decade or two. http://www.alidp.org/
- Respect Our Lakes
The Respect Our Lakes (ROL) program was developed within the Government of Alberta and aims to support and engage Albertans in lake stewardship. http://aep.alberta.ca/water/programs-and-services/respect-our-lakes/default.aspx
- Saving the World Begins at Home
A personal guide to managing household waste.
- Septic Sense
Information, resources and support to help landowners responsibly manage their septic systems.
- Stepping Back from the Water
A beneficial management practices guide for new development near water bodies in Alberta's settled region.
- The Dock Primer
A cottager's guide to waterfront friendly docks. http://www.dfo-mpo.gc.ca/Library/337921.pdf
- Vermicomposting to Reduce Kitchen Waste
Vermicomposting or worn composting is using red wiggler worms to decompose organic household wastes into a useful soil conditioner. It's easy! Fill a container with bedding material, worms and food waste. The worms do the rest.
- Your Emergency Preparedness Guide
Learn how quick and easy it is to become better prepared to face a range of emergencies - anytime, anywhere.