Information and Notices for Betula Beach


Our next Regular Council Meeting schedule is as follows:
January 31, 2023 at 5:00pm

Will be held in Zoom

 

Please contact adminstration for call in details.

 


Attention New Residents

The Land Title Office is experiencing a substantial increase in real estate transactions, creating a backlog. 

Therefore, if you have recently purchased a property in the Summer Village of Betula Beach (in the past 3 months), we may have yet to receive notification and ask that you contact the Administration Office as soon as possible to provide the new owner and address details.

Please call us at 780.691.4465 between 8:30 am to 4:30 pm Monday to Friday.


Wabamun Watershed - A Plan For All Seasons

Let's Go Outdoors says:
It was an absolute pleasure to work with the fantastic volunteers at the Wabamun Lake Watershed Council. In this video, I continue my understanding of the Wabamun Lake Watershed plan and how many partners representing various levels of government and volunteers have come together to work towards a common goal. As you will see, the work required to maintain a healthy watershed is a year-round process.

Click to Watch the video from Youtube: Wabamun Watershed - A Plan For All Seasons

Let's Go Outdoors is based in Alberta, Canada. Host Michael Short runs a fully integrated media company that provides outdoor enthusiasts and conservationists with news and info about Alberta's outdoors.


A Watershed For All

Take a look at the work being done by the volunteers of the Wabamun Lake Steering committee. These folks have been working on behalf of all of us who enjoy spending time at this wonderful Lake just west of Edmonton. Recently a Watershed Plan was released by the committee that worked closely with other stakeholders within the watershed. This is just a brief overview of some of the issues Wabamun Lake faces.

Watch the video: A Watershed For All

Let's Go Outdoors is based in Alberta, Canada. Host Michael Short runs a fully integrated media company that provides outdoor enthusiasts and conservationists with news and info about Alberta's outdoors.


The Science Behind the Ribbon of Life
Why Vegetated Shoreline Buffers Matter

 

What is the Ribbon of Life and why is it essential to the health and sustainable use of waterfront properties?

The ‘Ribbon of Life’ is the natural shield protecting our freshwater lakes, rivers, and streams. It is what mitigates erosion, protecting the beauty and property values of waterfront properties. It is a haven for wildlife. It is a key natural feature increasing resilience to climate change for people and wildlife.

Watersheds Canada’s survey of nearly 200 Ontario freshwater stakeholders found that the science of inland water ecosystems was the least understood area of shoreline stewardship.  

Please view Watersheds Canada’s Chris Dennison on November 28, 2022, as he discusses the scientific literature supporting the restoration and maintenance of native vegetation on shorelands and the importance of informed policies that protect both properties and the environment.

Please click the link: The Science Behind: Vegetated Shoreland Buffers


The Stage 3 Wabamun Vision survey is now live! 

Click the link: Wabamun Survey Stage 3


Notice of Blue Green Algae Health Advisory

Blue-green algae (cyanobacteria) bloom advisory was issued for Wabamun Lake

August 26, 2022

EDMONTON ZONE – A blue-green algae (cyanobacteria) bloom has been identified in areas of Wabamun Lake, located within the Edmonton Zone of Alberta Health Services. Residents living near the shores of this lake, as well as visitors to this lake, are advised to take the following precautions:

  • Avoid all contact with blue-green algae (cyanobacteria) blooms. If contact occurs, wash with tap water as soon as possible.
  • Do not swim or wade (or allow your pets to swim or wade) in any areas where blue-green algae (cyanobacteria) is visible.
  • Do not feed whole fish or fish trimmings from this lake to your pets.
  • Consider limiting human consumption of whole fish and fish trimmings from this lake, as it is known that fish may store toxins in their liver. (People can safely consume fish fillets from this lake).

As always, visitors and residents are reminded to never drink or cook with untreated water directly from any recreational body of water, including Wabamun Lake, at any time. Boiling this water will not remove the toxins produced by blue-green algae. An alternate source of drinking water should also be provided for pets and livestock while this advisory is active.

Blue-green algae are naturally occurring and often become visible when weather conditions are calm. Appearing like scum, grass clippings, fuzz, or globs on the surface of the water, blue-green algae can be blue-green, greenish-brown, brown, and/or pinkish-red, and often smells musty or grassy.

People who come in contact with visible blue-green algae or who ingest water containing blue-green algae may experience skin irritation, rash, sore throat, sore red eyes, swollen lips, fever, nausea, vomiting, and/or diarrhea. Symptoms usually appear within one to three hours and resolve in one to two days. Symptoms in children are often more pronounced; however, all humans are at risk of these symptoms. 

Weather and wind conditions can cause algae blooms to move from one location in the lake to another. Due to this, the advisory will remain in effect for Wabamun Lake until further notice.  

Please note that areas of Wabamun Lake in which the blue-green algae bloom is NOT visible can still be used for recreational purposes, even while this blue-green algae Health Advisory is in place.

If you suspect a problem related to blue-green algae, or if you require further information on health concerns and blue-green algae, please call Health Link at 811. Additional information is also available online, at ahs.ca/bga.

Alberta Health Services is the provincial health authority responsible for planning and delivering health support and services for more than four million adults and children living in Alberta. Its mission is to provide a patient-focused, quality health system that is accessible and sustainable for all Albertans.


Property Tax Notices Mailing Date Certification

(Section 310(4) Municipal Government Act, RSA 2000 Chapter M-26)

Emily House, Chief Administrative Officier, hereby certifies that the 2022 Property Tax Notices for The Summer Village of Betula Beach were mailed on May 27, 2022.


Highvale Mine Decommissioning and Reclamation Plan February 2022

Highvale Mine Decom Reclamation Feb. 2022.pdf • 3.9 MB


Summer Village of Betula Beach Financial Statements Year End Dec 31-2020

Summer Village of Betula Beach Financial Statements Year End Dec31-2020.pdf • 18.5 MB

COUNCIL MEETINGS

Council meetings are currently being held via teleconference. If members of the general public are interested in participating, please call the office at 780-914-0997 so we can work on alternate arrangements.

UNAUTHORIZED WORKS ON MUNICIPAL LANDS POLICY and APPLICATION

 

RESIDENT REQUEST

We are looking for pictures that depict the beauty of our awesome summer village. If you have any pictures that would be appropriate for the website, please email them to the village office.

PARKLAND COUNTY RECYCLING

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