Due to the extended hot and dry forecast, the County has upgraded the current Fire Restriction to a complete Fire Ban effective immediately. This ban applies to that part of the County outside the Forest Protection Area. The ban reads as follows:
Athabasca County has upgraded the existing Fire Restriction to a FIRE BAN for the area of the County outside of the Forest Protection Area effective immediately.
The fire ban prohibits all open fires including recreational fire pits, burn barrels, fireworks, exploding targets and charcoal barbeques. All existing fire permits continue to be suspended and any fires presently burning must be extinguished. No new permits will be issued. Gas or propane fired appliances for cooking and warming purposes are permitted.
The ban will remain in effect until conditions improve.
Athabasca County urges everyone to use caution when working or driving in grassy areas and be mindful of debris collecting on hot exhaust which could result in the ignition of a fire.
Information can also be found on the County website www.athabascacounty.comFor information on fire ban status within the Forest Protection Area www.albertafirebans.ca
The 30th Annual Island Lake Days will be held on July 6 - 8, 2018.
We are always looking for people to help us put on this amazing community event. If you would like to volunteer, please contact Chad Newton at 780-909-2423.
More info to follow as date get closer!!!
Invasive Species pose some of the greatest risk to biodiversity in the world. Aquatic invasive species (AIS) can harm native fish, invertebrates and aquatic plants by competing for limited resources, destroying habitat, and thriving in poor water quality/quantity conditions. These harmful AIS, such as zebra and quagga mussels, can also cause massive economic impacts to hydropower operators, irrigation districts and farmers, municipal water intakes (such as drinking and wastewater facilities), and even private property owners (damage to watercraft and equipment, decreases in property values).
Tax Notices will be mailed out each year by June 30. Taxes are due July 31, and late payments are subject to penalties
Jul 6 2018 - Jul 8 2018
More event to follow as the date gets closer.