Blayne West, environmental coordinator for Lacombe County and member of the board of directors of the Sylvan Lake Watershed Stewardship Society, will depart from Canada with her family and return to Australia where summer never ends.
Blayne helped to develop and manage Lacombe County’s environmental policy and practices and contributed to the Cumulative Effects Management System (CEMS) project of the Sylvan Lake Management Committee (SLMC). She compiled and edited the CEMS Phase 1 report and kept the CEMS Phase 2 report on track as a member of the SLMC’s Technical Advisory Team.
Her community outreach assignments included sitting in the sun on the Sylvan Lake beach promoting watershed awareness on the Red Deer River Watershed Alliance’s Lake Day in 2015.
Sylvan Lake itself thanks Blayne for her watershed leadership and environmental expertise and enthusiasm that allowed her county to become more sensitive and mellow on land use and land development issues that impact water quality and community values.