Conservation Educators

Welcome Conservation Education team of 2019!    

Between the months of May and September, the Town of Okotoks embarks on a campaign of conservation awareness in our community. Four Conservation Educators visit many households in Okotoks, educating the community on water and energy conservation and waste management.  Watch for the Town’s 2019 Summer Conservation Education team in the community and your neighbourhood throughout the summer months, where they will be providing information and services to community members.

The Educators also attend all summer community events and provide conservation presentations to children at schools and summer day camps. The team works closely with several Town Business Centres, including Parks, Resource Recovery and Community Programs as well as EPCOR Water Services to coordinate water, waste and energy education initiatives.

From May through August, they will be visiting households and businesses to talk with residents and business owners about:

  • Water conservation, the Residential Water Rebate Program and the outdoor watering schedule
  • Tips on reducing water and energy use as well as common recycling and composting mistakes

Schedule a visit

Residents are welcome to schedule a visit or book the Conservation Educators to speak to a community group about the importance of conservation and how each person can assist in reducing waste. Educators will be visiting residences at the following days and times:

  • Monday - Saturday,10 a.m. to 6 p.m. 

Free Assessments - POSTPONED FOR 2020

Sign up for one of these free assessments, provided courtesy of the Conservation Educators! 

  • Lawn and Yard assessments: A conservation educator can help you program your system to adhere to the outdoor watering schedule, assess your soil depth and quality, provide advice on turf watering needs, and assess sprinkler direction to help prevent wasting water on your sidewalk. We’ll conduct a simple watering assessment/test in your yard to help you understand exactly how much water your lawn needs on average each week. Save water and money - book a lawn and yard assessment today! Bookings are open to residential and commercial utility customers.
  • Energy assessments: Starting June 1, 2019, energy assessments will be available to residents of Okotoks. Learn how to save energy in your home and set energy-saving goals. 

The energy assessment program is supported by