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Learn How to Protect Your Water Well

Posted October 26, 2011 by LSC

Consider how your life would change if you lost your water supply!

Did you know that a poorly maintained water well can put your water supply at risk of contamination and reduce your well yield?

If you are one of the 450,000 Albertans who use their water well for household purposes, the key to ensuring your water supply is safe and secure is knowing how groundwater works, learning about your well and understanding how to properly maintain it. Proper water well siting, construction, maintenance and plugging will help protect your well from biofouling and contamination, save you costly repairs, and ensure your well water yields are sustained over many years.

Find out what you can do to protect your well. Attend a free water well management workshop being hosted by local municipalities and organizations across Alberta, and presented by the Working Well Program, with technical expertise provided by Alberta Agriculture and Rural Development, Alberta Environment and Water, and Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada.

At the workshops you will learn about:

  • Groundwater – how it works
  • Water quality and quantity testing
  • Well protection – protecting your well from contamination
  • Basic well maintenance
  • Water sampling – how to do it

For more information about the Working Well program and to find a workshop near you visit the Working Well webpages.

We're Hiring!

Posted October 11, 2011 by LSC

Office Administrator

Land Stewardship Centre (LSC) has a challenging and rewarding part-time opportunity for a detail oriented and well-organized individual as the organization’s Office Administrator.
LSC is an independent, not-for-profit organization that brings people and organizations together to work on common priorities for achieving sustainability on the landscape.

LSC helps people and organizations become better stewards by improving their understanding of healthy ecosystems, supporting community stewardship initiatives and strengthening policies that affect resource and land use.

Located in Edmonton, the Office Administrator will be responsible for:

  • Processing incoming and outgoing correspondence, general mail and courier requirements;
  • Assisting with bookkeeping and accounting including invoicing, coding and processing accounts receivable and payable;
  • Making weekly bank deposits;
  • Assisting in maintaining financial records consistent with organizational policy and procedures;
  • Maintaining project and general filing system, and electronic databases;
  • Tracking office supply inventory and placing supply orders;
  • Providing logistical support for workshops, conference calls and meetings, including making reservations and travel arrangements for staff;
  • Providing support for Board of Directors meetings;
  • Coordinating office maintenance contracts;
  • Other related duties as required.

LSC is looking for a motivated, professional individual who has:

  • Strong organizational and efficiency skills;
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills;
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office products, Simply Accounting and excellent computer skills;
  • Familiar with basic finance and administration;
  • Well-developed organizational and time management skills;
  • Ability to multitask and meet changing deadlines;
  • Must be self-directed and able to complete projects with limited supervision.

The position is part-time (up to 20 hours per week, Monday – Friday). LSC supports and encourages flexible schedules and time management in all its positions. Expected start date is November 21, 2011.

Previous experience is preferred. Those interested in being considered for this position should send a covering letter, resume and salary expectations to:

Land Stewardship Centre
17503 – 45 Avenue
Edmonton, Alberta T6M 2N3
No phone inquiries please.

LSC welcomes diversity and encourages applications from all qualified women and men, including persons with disabilities, members of visible minorities, and Aboriginal persons.

We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

The deadline for applications is October 31, 2011.

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