RDRN Members Meeting/Coffee Time – 7:30 p.m.
Speaker: Janine Higgins, Alberta Environment and Parks – 8:00 p.m.
Janine will be giving a presentation on the aquatic invasive species threatening our province’s biodiversity and economy, such as quagga and zebra mussels, flowering rush, goldfish, and phragmites. She will also give an update on the progress the Alberta Aquatic Invasive Species Program has made since its inception, and some of the new developments with Alberta’s new Whirling Disease Program.
Janine Higgins is a Community Engagement Lead with Alberta Environment and Parks, focusing on aquatic invasive species, lake education, and water literacy. Janine completed a Bachelor of Science from the University of Alberta in 2010, and has worked in various education and public engagement roles with the government since then.