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.
Apr 30 2016 - 8:00am - 9:15pm
Check–in and Registration: 8:00 am—8:30 am
Workshop Presentations: 8:30 am—4:15 pm
Annual General Meeting: 4:30 pm—6:00 pm
Banquet and Guest Speaker: 6:15 pm—9:15 pm
Everyone is invited to attend the AGM. Learn about ANPC activities.
Dayle Soppet – Intro to “rare” plants – what is a rare plant?
Robin Gutsell – rare plant “lists” and the challenges in assessing their status
Lorna Allen – rank updates
Jessica Stolar – Impacts of climate change on rare plants
Laurie Hamilton – Understanding bias when using spatial data to support rare plant conservation initiatives
Varina Crisfield – Ecology of impoverished pinweed (rare Athabasca sand dune endemic)
Cathy Linowski – rare plants in disturbed or ephemeral habitats
Heather Sinton – Landuse Planning Framework
Jodie Krakowski – Recovery Planning for Whitebark and Limber Pine
Elisabeth Beaubien – Plant phenology and biodiversity research.
Native Seed Exchange
This year we will feature a “native seed exchange”. If you have collected native seeds, and have extras, please put some in sealed envelopes. Add their latin name, collection site, number of seeds and preferred growing location. Donate them or exchange for others you do not have.
Field Trip - Sunday, May 1, 2016
Join us for a field trip to the Rachel Agnes Hayes 2 Property. It is a 169 ha (418 acres) property owned by the Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) and is located on Boss Hill, north of Stettler. Prior to NCC’s purchase of the property in 2014, the property was a ranch used for cattle grazing. The property is a nice example of native Aspen Parkland with freshwater and saline wetlands, aspen forests, shrublands, and native grasslands. There are also beautiful views of Buffalo Lake from the west side of the property. We will meet at 10:00am and the walk will last about 2 hours. This trip will be led by Alan Dodd. Read more »
Stettler Recreation Centre
6202 44 Avenue
29 Feb 2016 (All day)
From the Alberta Ecotrust website:
The online application portal for Major Projects is now open. Please review the guidelines and criteria before applying.
The heart of Alberta Ecotrust’s work is supporting the people and projects that effectively address Alberta’s most pressing environmental issues. We accomplish this primarily by investing Alberta environmental non-governmental organizations to more effectively deliver programs, projects, and results that advance their environmental missions within our issue priorities.
This program is designed to support more comprehensive projects that have the potential to result in substantial environmental benefit. The application process is more comprehensive and will be undertaken in two parts. These projects must be completed within a year. Maximum grant is $30,000.
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"1 person, 0 waste... 10 years."
10 years ago, a single individual took up the challenge to try a garbage free existence for a month. From that first experiment in sustainable living, Garbage-Free February was born here in Red Deer. Read more »
Margaret Parsons Theatre
Red Deer College
Part 1: Speakers
Robert Bateman, John Donihee, Paula Fairfield, Francis First Charger, Dan Fox, Brian Horejsi, Erika Almazi-Klaus, Anna Korwin-Kowalski, Andrew Nikiforuk, Kathreen Ruckstuhl, Charlie Russell, Thomas Serfass
Part 2: Film Festival: Unique films from Alberta and Elsewhere
Part 3: Art Exhibition: Nationally and Internationally Recognized Artists
Part 4: Banquet and Silent Auction: Entertainment by comedian Mike MacDonald.
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Feb 12 2016 - 9:00am - 4:00pm
Municipal Councils and CAO’s and MLA’s are cordially invited to an information day on Solar electricity and Biomass energy for communities in Northern Alberta. Read more »
Springfield School Gymnasium
7701 99 Street