MCDA 39th Annual Conservation Conference
Watch here for exciting details of the 2014 MCDA Conference – Dec. 1,2 and 3
Water Management in Action – The Rural-Urban Connection
- Registration Registration Info Pack 2014 (PDF)
- Tradeshow / Exhibitors Registration Info Pack 2014 (PDF)
Banquet only ticket(s)
Kerry Freek is co-author of Flood Forecast: Climate Risk and Resiliency in Canada (Rocky Mountain Books). She currently supports Ontario’s water technology sector as WaterTAP’s manager of marketing and communications. Prior to joining WaterTAP, Kerry covered local, national and global water management issues as the founding editor of Water Canada magazine. She has written about water challenges for several fine Canadian publications, such as Corporate Knights and Alberta Views, and continues to cover the issues on a freelance basis.
Aron Hershmiller – Grew up on a mixed farm operation in the Waldron area, 40 km south of Yorkton, SK. Aron, orbital and fitter welded at Babcock & Wilcox (boiler makers) in Melville, SK and farmed with his brother and parents for six years before receiving a SIAST diploma in Integrated Resource Management from the Woodland Campus in Prince Albert, SK. While attending SIAST, Aron was awarded with the Great Plains Fishery Workers’ scholarship and the Saskatchewan Environment & Resource Management Employees scholarship. Aron also gained valuable work experience from Ducks Unlimited Canada for his summer work term and graduated from the program with distinction in April of 2007.
Aron’s agricultural background, familiarity with the Assiniboine River Watershed and technical training he received at SIAST made him the ideal choice as the Assiniboine Watershed Stewardship Association’s inaugural Manager.
Aron has grown the AWSA’s municipal membership from 24 to 37 members since 2007. He has also expanded the staff from 1 to 3 full time employees who have implemented over $11.5 million dollars in local projects; a huge accomplishment for a small non-profit organization. Aron, his staff and the AWSA were the recent recipients of the 2014 Council of the Federation, Excellence in Water Stewardship Award – Saskatchewan.
Aron enjoys the outdoors, which includes hunting, fishing, quadding and snowmobiling. He also participates in many sports which include; curling and fastball. He has twice participated at the provincial curling level and has won gold and two silver medals at the Western Canadian Fastball Championships.
Aron, along with his wife Amber and their daughters Peyton and Rylee reside in Yorkton, SK.
- Mark Lowdon: Fisheries Biologist, AAE Tech Services Inc.
- Ryan Canart: Manager Upper Assiniboine River Conservation District
& Colleen Cuvelier, Manager Little Saskatchewan River Conservation District
- Michael Buchholzer, Director of Environmental Services, City of Yorkton &
Gord Shaw Head Engineer for City of Yorkton
- Armand Belanger, Manager East Interlake Conservation District
- Dave Hillary, Program Manager at Kootenay Conservation Program