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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.

 

Mapping What Matters Survey— win a $1000 Capacity Grant

The Alberta Ecotrust Foundation is conducting a comprehensive survey of environmental non-profit groups in Alberta. By completing the survey, your organization will be eligible for a draw to receive a $1000 Mini-grant for Capacity. From the Ecotrust website:

At Alberta Ecotrust, we believe the environmental challenges we all face are too large for any organization to address alone. It is critical that we work together to find solutions to the most pressing issues of our day.


If you are the Executive Director, Board Chair or primary decision-maker for an environmental nonprofit in Alberta we would like to invite you to complete this confidential survey. The collective responses will help us understand the scope, scale and needs of Alberta’s ENGO community in order to optimise how our programs can best support the important environmental work you do as charities and nonprofits. Your responses will also contribute to a collective understanding of this sector and results will be shared with all participants via a summary report. Please add your voice!

The deadline for the survey is August 18 at 5:00pm.

If your organization has not received an invitation to complete the survey, follow the link below to request an invite.

Posted July 21, 2014 by AEN

7th Annual West Castle Wetland Ecological Reserve Weed Pull

Jul 23 2014 - 8:30am

 

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Presented by:
  • Castle-Crown Wilderness Coalition
  • Alberta Tourism, Parks and Recreation
Weed Pull Flyer
Meet:
  • 8:30am at the Castle Mountain Resort parking lot
Bring:
  • digging tool,
  • drinking water,
  • lunch,
  • insect repellent and
  • cup, utensils and plate for the BBQ.
  • If you are trained to use it, bring bear spray and holster.
Wear:
  • sunscreen,
  • a hat and
  • dress for the weather.

Location

West Castle Wetlands, AB

Posted July 7, 2014 by AEN

Job Opportunity: Executive Director, Environmental Law Centre

Position: 
Executive Director
Location: 
Edmonton

The Environmental Law Centre (ELC) is the leading environmental public policy and law reform registered charity in Alberta that provides information and advice on Alberta’s laws, policies and legal processes. The ELC advocates to help ensure Albertans are actively and meaningfully engaged in decisions and processes that affect the environment.  It is a unique organization in that it provides objective information and respected advice (but not representation) to a wide range of stakeholders on changing environmental legislation and regulations. Read more »

Posted July 7, 2014 by AEN

Public Comment Period — Proposal for Saskatoon Mountain Natural Area

Initiative: 
Proposal for Saskatoon Mountain Natural Area
Deadline: 
11 Aug 2014 (All day)

From the Alberta Parks website:

At the request of the County of Grande Prairie to designate Saskatoon Mountain Natural Area lands under the Provincial Parks Act, Alberta Parks is proceeding with a 60-day public comment period on the following proposal:
 

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Posted June 17, 2014 by AEN

Highway 947 Extension Project - Public Comments Invited on the Draft EIS Guidelines

Initiative: 
Highway 947 Extension Project
Deadline: 
5 Jul 2014 (All day)

From the CEAA website:

Alberta Transportation proposes to construct and operate an extension of Highway 947 in north-central Alberta, from Highway 16 to the Athabasca River Bridge. The proposed Highway 947 Extension Project would be a two-lane all-season highway, 69.2 kilometres long, predominantly located on a new right-of-way. The new north-south highway would begin about 10 kilometres west of Edson on Highway 16, and end at the Athabasca River Bridge, south of Highway 43 between Fox Creek and Whitecourt, Alberta.

 

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Posted June 17, 2014 by AEN

CASA’s 20th Anniversary Speaker Series

Jun 6 2014 - 8:30am - 3:45pm

The Clean Air Strategic Alliance (CASA) has brought together an outstanding line-up of Canada’s most effective collaborative leaders, thinkers and negotiators for a day devoted to exploring and discussing the art and science of building consensus agreements.

Registration Deadline: May 30, 2014

Register Online or contact the CASA office at casa [at] casahome [dot] org to take advantage of the discounted NGO rate Read more »

Location

TELUS Spark Centre
Calgary, AB

Posted May 28, 2014 by AEN

Environment Week

Jun 1 2014 (All day) - Jun 7 2014 (All day)

June 1-7 is Environment Week in Canada. Communities and community organizations are holding events across the province to celebrate the environment, and raise awareness about environmental issues. Here are some links to help you find an event near you.

Province-wide

Edmonton Read more »

Location

various locations, AB

Posted May 28, 2014 by AEN

Protect our Endangered Mountain Caribou Herds

From the CPAWS webite:

Between May 1 and the end of June, the Alberta government plans to auction off 1,700 hectares of land north of Grande Cache to energy development,  impacting the ranges of two endangered caribou herds, the Narraway and Redrock-Prairie Creek mountain caribou. On May 28th, 800 of those hectares will be up for auction. 

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Posted May 22, 2014 by AEN

Saturday Morning at the Law School — Water Law 101 Public Lecture

May 31 2014 - 9:30am - 11:30am

The Canadian Institute of Resources Law is hosting a free public lecture by Arlene Kwasniak, Professor Emerita of Law, titled  Water Law 101 as part of the Saturday Morning at the Law School series. Water Law 101 will highlight the importance of water in Alberta and the need for sound and sustainable management. It will provide a summary of how government regulates the use of water through legislated water rights, and will describe the nature of those rights. Read more »

Location

Room MFH 2370
Murray Fraser Hall (Faculty of Law, University of Calgary)
Calgary, AB T2N 4V8

Posted May 14, 2014 by AEN

Call for Delegates: Enhanced Engagement Framework Two-Day Stakeholder Workshop

Initiative: 
Enhanced Engagement Framework for Policy Development and Assurance
Position: 
Stakeholder Workshop Delegates (3)
Application Deadline: 
16 May 2014 (All day)

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Posted May 9, 2014 by AEN

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