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Welcome to the Weekender!

This week’s edition features an update on a major piece of flood-mitigation infrastructure to protect Calgary communities and a rundown of a unique planning document that hopes to help municipalities, developers and homeowners realize the many benefits of nature-based solutions.

If that’s not enough, make sure you stick around for a throwback from the CREB®Now archive that will make you an expert on Calgary-and-area lakes.

Let’s get to the good stuff!

This week in CREB®Now

The $432-million Springbank Off-Stream Reservoir will be located 15 kilometres west of Calgary along the Elbow River.
Courtesy of the Government of Alberta

Springbank Off-Stream Reservoir approval marks major victory for Calgary’s river communities

It’s official: the Springbank Off-Stream Reservoir flood mitigation project is moving ahead after receiving federal approval. Read on to find out why this is a big win for residents of Calgary’s river communities, many of whom were among the hardest-hit during the 2013 floods.

The Bridgeland-Riverside Community Association’s rooftop community garden showcases nature-based solutions in action.
Courtesy of the Land Stewardship Centre

New Green Communities Guide highlights benefits of nature-based solutions for municipalities, developers and homeowners

The Land Stewardship Centre’s Green Communities Guide recently received some major updates. Check out the story to learn how the revamped guide helps municipalities, developers and real estate professionals to demonstrate that nature-based solutions are smart long-term investments in communities and people.

ICYMI

Courtesy of Alberta Parks

Five things you might not know about Calgary-and-area lakes

The weather this week might disagree, but summer isn’t over just yet! To stay in that summer state of mind, why not learn a few fun facts about some of the most popular lakes in Calgary and surrounding areas?

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Have a great weekend!