Ducks in wetland

Strathcona County is committed to environmental action and responsibility.

Our initiatives address local, regional and global issues, including plastic pollution; land degradation and conversion; species extinction; bird populations; insect biomass; global growth; carbon footprints and climate change.

Environmental Framework

We aim to sustain and protect healthy ecosystems and healthy residents. Learn about the framework and its six focus areas: air, water, land, biodiversity, waste and energy.


Air quality

We work with regional partners to monitor and manage air quality, and to reduce emissions such as greenhouse gases. We engage and educate residents on air quality and encourage ways to reduce emissions.


Biodiversity monitoring

There are many species that make up our natural world: animals, plants, insects and micro-organisms. Measuring and understanding the biodiversity in Strathcona County helps us make informed decisions about land use activities.


Wetland replacement

Wetlands are a vital part of our ecological landscape and are necessary for healthy communities. The goal of tthe Wetland Replacement program is to replace wetlands and restore biodiversity.


Community energy

Community energy is a system that delivers heat to a number of buildings from a central source at Centre in the Park. This system operates at 85-95 per cent efficiency with the potential to reduce greenhouse gases by 1,100 tonnes or 18 per cent per year when compared to conventional heating methods.

Other initiatives and programs Permanent link to other-initiatives-and-programs

Astotin Creek resilience study

Astotin creek flowing through green fields and tall trees

Together with the community, we are working to restore ecological functions of the Astotin Creek basin.  

This will help mitigate flood, drought, and water quality issues in the area.

Learn more about the study

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Last updated: Thursday, May 26, 2022
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