Keep Our Lakes Clean

Lac La Biche County, Healthy Waters Lac La Biche, and Alberta Parks want you to show us how you Keep Our Lakes Clean.  Each month we're asking you to show us a specific action you are taking to help protect the water quality of our local lakes. If you participate, you’ll be entered in the draw at the end of the year to win one of three prizes.

Three chances to win:

  • Prize #1 - a cash prize of $300
  • Prize #2 - a cash prize of $300
  • Prize #3 - a two-night stay in a cabin at Sir Winston Churchill Provincial Park!

How To Enter 

1. Post a photo or comment on the Healthy Waters Lac La Biche Facebook page that corresponds with the monthly theme (or) 

2. Post on your own Facebook page and tag Healthy Waters Lac La Biche using @llbrwss in the status update! 

Remember the post must show how you are taking a specific action to help Keep Our Lakes Clean and should correspond with the monthly theme. 

Get Started by clicking on the link below to be redirected to the Healthy Waters Lac La Biche Facebook page.

 

Monthly Themes

You can enter at any time throughout the year using any of the monthly themes listed below. Each person has 12 chances to be entered in the draw, one entry per month, with the final draw at the end of 2022!

January - Salt Alternatives

Show us an alternative to salt in reducing slippery conditions on your sidewalk or driveway. Salt is essential for safety; however, it’s important to use best management practices for its application and reduce your use as much as possible. 

Some ideas for alternatives to salt include sand, gravel, rubber mats, cleats, or wood ash. Salt on the ground ends up in our waterbodies and can be damaging or even fatal to many species, so it’s important that we reduce our use of this and use best management practices for its application.


February - Water Conservation at Home 

Show us how you conserve water at home! Examples include: using high efficiency appliances such as dishwashers, washing machines, and toilets; or running the dishwasher only when it’s full, or keeping your showers under five minutes long. 

To enter, show us how you conserve water at home by posting a picture or comment on Healthy Waters Lac La Biche Facebook page or tag them in your post. 



March - Phosphate Free Soaps

Show us your phosphate free or biodegradable soaps, shampoo, laundry detergent or other products. Phosphates make their way to our water bodies, and lead to blue green algae blooms in our lakes, so it’s important to reduce our use of these products. 

Show us your phosphate free or biodegradable soaps, shampoo, laundry detergent or other products by posting a picture or comment on Healthy Waters Lac La Biche Facebook page or tag @llbrwss in your post!


April - Store It!  Don't Pour it!

Don't pour waste down the sink, toilet, bathtub or other drains in your home – this includes medications, hazardous waste, grease, and more. Unused medications should be taken back to the pharmacy, hazardous waste can be taken to the County’s roundups (held each year in June and October), and grease should be stored in a heat resistant container. 

To enter the draw this month post a picture or comment on the Healthy Waters Lac La Biche Facebook page, or make a post on your own page and tag @llbrwss!


May - Reducing Harmful Runoff

This month, we want you to show us how you reduce the runoff on your property. Examples include directing downspouts to a rain garden or rain barrel or having a permeable driveway. Runoff carries excess nutrients, sediments, salts, and chemicals which eventually make their way to nearby lakes. This runoff can harm our lakes leading to toxic conditions and increased algae blooms. Therefore, it’s important to reduce our runoff as much as possible. 

To enter the draw this month post a picture or comment on the Healthy Waters Lac La Biche Facebook page, or make a post on your own page and tag @llbrwss!


Find Out More

If you would like to find out more about any of the monthly themes please feel free to contact us!

780-623-6739