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Calgary Seedy Saturday

Mar 20 2010 - 10:00am - 4:00pm

Calgary Seedy Saturday is part of the worldwide Seedy Saturday/Sunday events that celebrate open-pollinated seeds. In Calgary, the event is coordinated with the support of the Community Garden Resource Network. This year’s event will take place on Saturday, March 20 from 10 am to 4 pm at  Montgomery Community Centre, 5003 - 16 Ave. N.W. (at the intersection of Hwy #1 and Home Road). Read more »

Location

Montgomery Community Centre
5003 16 Avenue NW
Calgary, AB

Posted March 3, 2010 by Anonymous

AWA Tuesday Talk: Mother Nature's Cleanup Crew— How Are They Doing in Alberta?

Apr 6 2010 - 7:00pm

Part of Mother Nature’s clean-up crew, turkey vultures have attracted relatively little scientific study.  In 2003 Wayne Nelson and several Alberta Fish and Wildlife Division colleagues  followed up on public reports of vultures on old buildings in eastern and northeastern Alberta and a significant study has arisen.  In 2006 Wayne retired as a wildlife biologist and, along with Rick Morse, carried the vulture project into his retirement and expanded it.  Read more »

Location

Strathcona Public Library
8331 104 Street
Edmonton, AB

Posted March 3, 2010 by Anonymous

AWA Tuesday Talk: Pussy Willows and Flashes of Blue: Spring Has Arrived!

Mar 23 2010 - 7:00pm

Bluebird lovers who build and maintain nesting boxes are contributing enormously to the conservation of this beautiful bird species. Coupled with a very active program to band these birds, we are becoming increasingly informed about their nesting habits and distribution througout southern Alberta.  Marijke Jalink-Wijbrans and Don Stiles will team up to describe the joys, heartbreaks and science of bluebird conservation. Read more »

Location

AWA Office
455 12 Street NW
Calgary, AB

Posted March 3, 2010 by Anonymous

Alberta Must Protect Half of Oil Sands Region

Conservation group warns species faces extinction unless government acts

2 Feb 2010

Edmonton, Alberta — Alberta must act fast to protect 50% of the oil sands area from industrial use so that wilderness, biodiversity and traditional use can continue into the future.

That is the key advice contained in an open letter to Ed Stelmach from the Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society (CPAWS). CPAWS wrote the letter to the premier on the occasion of World Wetlands Day, February 2, and the International Year of Biodiversity.

The province and energy industry have been criticized by leading thinkers and governments for their rush to extract fuel from the oil sands without regard for the environmental costs. Alberta has a chance to prove the critics wrong, says Helene Walsh, Boreal Conservation Director for CPAWS, Northern Alberta Read more »

Posted February 4, 2010 by Anonymous

Call for Nominations for the J.B. Harkin Conservation Award 2010

Deadline: 
1 Mar 2010 (All day)

Know someone who has made a significant contribution to conservation over their lifetime? Someone whose achievement is worthy of recognition?

We want to know about them!

About the J. B. Harkin Award

The J.B. Harkin Medal is Canada's most prestigious conservation award. Since 1972, the award has been presented by CPAWS to living individuals who:

  • have made a significant life-long contribution through words and deeds to the conservation of Canada's parks and wilderness;
  • or have made a special one-time contribution to national conservation;
  • and have not been otherwise recognized.

The award is named for James Bernard Harkin, Canada's 1st Commissioner of National Parks. Learn more about the J.B. Harkin Medal and see a list of previous participants at the CPAWS website. Read more »

Posted January 27, 2010 by Anonymous

AWA Tuesday Talk: From the Prairies to the Mountains — A Journey in Mushrooms

Feb 9 2010 - 7:00pm

Pre-registration is required Read more »

Location

AWA Office
455 12 Street NW
Calgary, AB

Posted January 25, 2010 by Anonymous

Tar Sands on Trial: The Beaver Lake Cree Fight Big Oil to Save the Boreal

Nov 27 2009 - 5:00pm - 7:00pm

(This event was originally scheduled for October 14, but had to be delayed because of bad weather.)

Award-winning author Andrew Nikiforuk (Tar Sands: Dirty Oil and the Future of a Continent), renowned photographer Garth Lenz (Canadian Geographic) and one of Canada's pre-eminent lawyers in Aboriginal law Jack Woodward (Tsilhqot'in Nation v. British Columbia) explain why the Beaver Lake Cree legal action is the way to stop the tar sands expansion – and save the planet. Read more »

Location

John Dutton Theatre (Calgary Public Library)
616 Macleod Trail SE
Calgary, AB

Posted November 23, 2009 by Anonymous

Book Tour: Wild Alberta at the Crossroads

Calgary authors Robin White and Marian White will be presenting slide shows at Pages Books on Kensington at 7 pm, November 17th and at Pincher Creek public library at 7 pm, November 19th . These are part of their new Alberta bad-news/good-news book-signing tour with their award-winning environmental coffee-table book, Wild Alberta at the Crossroads (see dates below).

This book is unique not only in portraying all six Alberta natural regions from prairie to Canadian Shield, but in taking a critical look at our stewardship of the land and response to global warming. Confronted by unrestrained resource extraction and ensuing climate change, the Whites concluded that celebrating Nature was not enough; we must face up to our environmental problems. Clearly many agreed, for the book sold out and was reprinted this summer. Read more »

Posted November 12, 2009 by Anonymous

Music for the Wild: The Tragically Hick

Nov 14 2009 - 7:00pm

The Alberta Wilderness Association is proud to present classic and modern bluegrass by The Tragically Hick .

Opening Act: John Reid & Blaine Hrabi.

Tickets $15 at www.albertawilderness.ca/events

 

Doors Open 7:00
Music Starts 7:30

Location

AWA Office
455 12 Street NW
Calgary, AB

Posted October 27, 2009 by Anonymous

AWA Tuesday Talk: How Beavers Battled Drought and Won!

Nov 10 2009 - 7:00pm

with Dr. Glynnis Hood

With climate change and development speeding up the rate of wetland loss in Alberta, beavers might be helping us more than we think.

Dr. Glynnis Hood is an assistant professor in Environmental Science at the University of Alberta, Augustana Campus. Her research focus includes wetland ecology, human-wildlife interactions, and resource management. Read more »

Location

AWA Office
455 12 Street NW
Calgary, AB

Posted October 16, 2009 by Anonymous

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