Last month we told you that we were sending a team to Alberta, where we hosted a two-day flow device workshop with Calgary Parks and various other non-profits and municipalities. That trip was a huge success – not just for The Fur-Bearers, but for the beavers, too!
Today we received word from the staff at the City of Airdrie, who have, because of the workshop you helped make happen, successfully installed their first pond leveller!
Pond levellers work by allowing land owners or managers to adjust the flow and level of water held back by a beaver dam. This is important as it can prevent flooding of properties, the infrastructure damage that can cause, and, most significantly, it keeps beaver families together! The Fur-Bearers have built these devices across Canada and are very proud to see that communities in Alberta are taking advantage of this type of easy-to-manage technology.
"Thanks for the insight on the culvert capacity,” said the letter from the City of Airdrie. “We have lowered it and it is performing very well! All flooding has dissipated, we’ve removed our sandbagged low spots, and have great public support.”
Because of the impressive and important work of the city of Airdrie – and your support in enabling us to host our workshop in Calgary – another beaver family is safe today. When we tell you that your donations mean the world to the animals, this is just another example of how true it is.
On behalf of the animals across Alberta, thank you.
Inset photo of pond leveller installed by City of Airdrie staff