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Castle Forests in Peril; Restoration Required

7 Sep 2016

 

Global Forest Watch Canada’s (GFWC) newly released study indicates that the remaining intact forests in the proposed Castle Provincial Park have been significantly reduced.  Between 2000 and 2015, 76% of the forests became disturbed landscapes and are no longer secure habitat and watersheds. Read more »

Posted September 7, 2016 by AEN

Still Waiting for the Castle Parks

6 Sep 2016

Pincher Creek, Alberta — On September 4, 2015, the Government of Alberta announced its intention to fully protect the Castle area in southwestern Alberta as a Provincial and Wildland Provincial Park. Read more »

Posted September 6, 2016 by AEN

Music for the Wild: Natasha Sayer and Christie Simmons

Oct 15 2016 - 7:30pm
  • Music At 7:30pm, Doors Open At 7:00pm
  • Tickets: $20

Headline Act

Natasha Sayer Songwriter, vocalist and multi-instrumentalist Natasha Sayer has been writing music since she was a very young girl. Read more »

Location

AWA Hillhurst Cottage School
455 12 Street NW
Calgary, AB

Posted August 26, 2016 by AEN

Wild West Saloon Night

Sep 23 2016 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm

AWA Wild West Saloon Poster

Fun and games (including fun money), online auction action, music, great food and refreshments with plenty of time for conversation with AWA Board and staff. We’ve moved our annual friend raising event to a new venue – our newly purchased home. Join us in AWA’s Cottage School to see how we’ve changed the evening to make it even better for our members and supporters! Read more »

Location

AWA's Cottage School
455 12 Street NW
Calgary, AB

Posted August 4, 2016 by AEN

Love Your Headwaters Festival

Aug 10 2016 - 4:00pm - 8:00pm

Celebrate Edmonton's Headwaters! The Bighorn Backcountry provides 86% of Edmonton's water - why isn't it protected?

The Bighorn Backcountry, near Nordegg, Alberta, provides Edmonton with 86% of its drinking water. However, this area is still designated as a series of Public Land Use Zones (PLUZs), meaning it is threatened by coal development, oil and gas activity, and forestry!

Celebrate Edmonton's headwaters and join CPAWS Northern Alberta at our Love Your Headwaters festivals this summer! Read more »

Location

Sir Winston Churchill Square
Edmonton, AB

Posted July 19, 2016 by AEN

Love Your Headwaters Festival

Jul 23 2016 - 10:00am - 2:00pm

Celebrate Edmonton's Headwaters! The Bighorn Backcountry provides 86% of Edmonton's water - why isn't it protected?

The Bighorn Backcountry, near Nordegg, Alberta, provides Edmonton with 86% of its drinking water. However, this area is still designated as a series of Public Land Use Zones (PLUZs), meaning it is threatened by coal development, oil and gas activity, and forestry!

Celebrate Edmonton's headwaters and join CPAWS Northern Alberta at our Love Your Headwaters festivals this summer! Read more »

Location

MEC Edmonton
10238 102 Avenue NW
Edmonton, AB

Posted July 19, 2016 by AEN

OHVs and the Castle Parks – Are They In or Out?

19 Jul 2016

That’s the crucial conservation question left begging in a newly-released document on what Alberta Environment and Parks expects in a draft management plan for the Castle Parks. Alberta Wilderness Association (AWA) and the Castle-Crown Wilderness Coalition (CCWC) would like the Minister to answer the question definitively and commit unequivocally to the management plan’s vision: “Conservation of nature will be the primary, overriding objective of both parks.” Read more »

Posted July 19, 2016 by AEN

9th Annual West Castle Wetlands Ecological Reserve Weed Pull

Jul 25 2016 - 9:30am

Bring a digging tool, drinking water, lunch and insect repellent. If you want to work both sides of the river, please bring water shoes. We are making a difference on the battle against the invasive species. Many hands make light work — come and join us to protect the ecological reserve and enjoy the company of other like-minded workers.

Meet at the Castle Mountain Resort parking lot at 9:30 am. Following the weed pull there will be a BBQ at the T-Bar Pub.

Please RSVP to Wendy Rayn 403-627-4106 or Heidi Eijgel 403-627-1152

Location

West Castle Wetlands Ecological Reserve, AB

Posted July 18, 2016 by AEN

Take Action for Little Smoky Caribou Information Night

Jul 27 2016 - 5:00pm

Show the Government of Alberta You Care for Alberta's Caribou

Government of Alberta Releases Weak Range Plan for the Little Smoky Herd
In June of 2016, the Government of Alberta released the draft Range Plan for the Little Smoky Caribou Herd. Comments are due on this range plan by August 5 — join CPAWS Northern Alberta to have your say! Read more »

Location

tba
University of Alberta
Edmonton, AB

Posted July 15, 2016 by AEN

Take Action for Little Smoky Caribou Information Night

Jul 26 2016 - 5:00pm

Show the Government of Alberta You Care for Alberta's Caribou

Government of Alberta Releases Weak Range Plan for the Little Smoky Herd
In June of 2016, the Government of Alberta released the draft Range Plan for the Little Smoky Caribou Herd. Comments are due on this range plan by August 5 — join CPAWS Northern Alberta to have your say! Read more »

Location

Room 7
Stanley Milner Library (7 Sir Winston Churchill Square)
Edmonton, AB

Posted July 15, 2016 by AEN

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