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Speaker Series (January 2023)
January 18 @ 7:30 pm
Title: Riparian Areas the Emerald Thread Connecting Land and Water
Description: Riparian areas are the zones of water loving plants influenced by water that, although small in size, do allot for us. This presentation will offer an overview of riparian habitats including clues of plants and animals to look for, discussion of the functions riparian areas provide and services they provide and highlight management actions that can maintain and improve riparian health and function.
Presenter Bio: Kerri O’Shaughnessy is a Riparian Specialist for Cows and Fish and has been doing this type of work for 24 years with Cows and Fish. In her job, she works with individuals, communities, agencies and organizations on better understanding our watersheds and the riparian areas within them. She is based in Edmonton but her time with Cows and Fish has allowed her to explore many of the natural regions of Alberta (and beyond) and meet many people stewarding our lands and water. Kerri has a Bachelor of Science in Environmental and Conservation Science from the University of Alberta; is a Professional Agrologist and is excited to share what she has learned over the years with hopes to inspire others to look at their landscapes with fresh eyes.