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The Alberta Environmental Network (AEN) is a non-profit, non-partisan organization comprised of groups throughout the province dedicated to helping preserve and protect Alberta's environment. The AEN's purpose is to facilitate the sharing of information & resources among member groups, and to assist them in taking common action. AEN also promotes awareness of environmental issues & activities with stakeholders & the general public. AEN facilitates member group meetings and the participation of member groups in meetings and consultation with government and/or industry. Check out Field Notes for the latest news, events & action alerts from the AEN & our member groups.


Young Edmonton Grants

15 Feb 2015 (All day)

From the Edmonton Community Foundation:

The deadline to submit applications is on February 15. Online applications can be found here.

The key to a successful application is an activity that is initiated, led, and organized by young Edmonton and area residents. Individuals (or groups), between the ages of 13 and 24 years, can receive funding to make their idea a reality. Grants range from $500 up to $3,000. To receive funding, applicants must partner with a registered Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) charity.

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Posted January 28, 2015 by AEN

Alberta Peace River Dam Project Cancelled By TransAlta

20 Jan 2015

On January 16, TransAlta Corporation withdrew its application to the Alberta Utilities Commission (AUC) for a 9 year extension of the approved construction date of its Dunvegan Hydroelectric Project, citing substantial information requests from stakeholders, a potentially long and costly hearing process, and unfavourable project economics. Alberta Wilderness Association (AWA) welcomes the withdrawal of the 100 MW hydro power project as positive news for local residents and the Peace’s aquatic and river valley ecosystem. Read more »

Posted January 20, 2015 by AEN

Job Opportunity: Marketing & Fundraising Manager, Environmental Law Centre

Marketing & Fundraising Manager
Application Deadline: 
17 Feb 2015 (All day)

An Exciting Opportunity

If you are passionate about protecting the environment and keen to take on exciting challenges to make a difference in Alberta, then come join us! The Environmental Law Centre (ELC) is the only public interest environmental law organization in Alberta that provides public education and pursues legal reform on environment, energy and natural resources policies, laws and regulations. At the ELC, we believe that law is one of the most powerful tools to protect the environment. Read more »

Posted January 20, 2015 by AEN

Better Environmental Management Through Monitoring 2015

Feb 17 2015 - 8:00am - 2:00pm

You’re invited to the Alberta Biodiversity Monitoring Institute’s (ABMI) 2nd annual Speakers' Series “Better Environmental Management Through Monitoring 2015”!

Join the ABMI and emcee Brian Keating (host of Going Wild!) for an engaging series of presentations and discussion at the Centennial Centre for Interdisciplinary Sciences lecture theatre at the University of Alberta. Read more »


Centennial Centre for Interdisciplinary Sciences Lecture Theatre 1-430
11455 Saskatchewan Drive (University of Alberta)
Edmonton, AB

Posted January 20, 2015 by AEN

Nature Alberta Seeks Volunteers for 2015 Hypothermic Half Marathon

Volunteer Race Marshalls
Application Deadline: 
22 Feb 2015 (All day)

The Hypothermic Half Marathon has become an annual fundraising event for Nature Alberta.

Twice every February, over 200 racers run 21 km, along the scenic Edmonton River Valley. For each race, at least 50 volunteers are required. These volunteers act as race marshals, ensuring runners are safe, following the route, preventing collisions with local traffic,helping those that may become injured, providing hydration or encouragement for all the runners. It is a reminder that we can enjoy the outdoors and be active in Alberta most prominent season. Read more »

Posted January 20, 2015 by AEN

Job Opportunity: Executive Director, Nature Alberta

Executive Director
Application Deadline: 
20 Jan 2015 (All day)
Edmonton (with some travel required)

Salary: $2500-3000 per month
Start Date: As negotiated after 3 February 2015
Term: Part-time with Contract or Employee Agreement options Read more »

Posted December 23, 2014 by AEN

Public Comment Period: Technical Guidance for Assessing Cumulative Environmental Effects

Technical Guidance for Assessing Cumulative Environmental Effects
30 Jun 2015 (All day)

From the Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency:

The Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency today issued the draft "Technical Guidance for Assessing Cumulative Environmental Effects under the Canadian Environmental Assessment Act, 2012" (Technical Guidance).

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Posted December 23, 2014 by AEN

Alberta’s Caribou under Growing Threat: CPAWS’ Annual Caribou Report

16 Dec 2014

EDMONTON — In its second annual review of governments' efforts to conserve Canada's boreal caribou, CPAWS (the Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society) finds that threats from industrial development to boreal woodland caribou have continued to increase while conservation and restoration efforts have shown little progress across the country. Read more »

Posted December 16, 2014 by AEN

Conservation, Community and Education Grants

26 Jan 2015 (All day)

ACA is proud to enter into its 18th year of Conservation Funding. ACA Conservation, Community and Education Grants Funding will be available for projects that contribute to healthy fish and wildlife populations, to a healthy environment for fish and wildlife in Alberta, and to the understanding, appreciation and use of that environment. This grant program will also fund projects which increase the level of attendance and awareness of outdoor opportunities, while developing knowledge and respect for conservation. Read more »

Posted December 15, 2014 by AEN

2014 AEN Fall Meetings Summary

The 2014 AEN Fall Meetings were held on November 22, 2014 in Calgary. This gathering included a presentation from the Alberta Energy Regulator; updates from the Synergy Alberta Conference; updates from AEN representatives to the Joint Oil Sands Monitoring Advisory Committees; and face-to-face meetings of the Water and Clean Air & Energy Caucuses. Read more »

Posted December 5, 2014 by AEN

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