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Volunteer Days at the Cochrane Ecological Institute

Aug 3 2008 - 10:30am

Cochrane Ecological Institute

We are in the process of working on the spectacular (soon to be anyway) Landscape Wall at the Cochrane Ecological Institute! This is a straw bale constructed interpretive and living wall! If you are interested in sustainable building construction, wildlife and art, then this is a volunteer opportunity not to be missed!

Please join us at the Cochrane Ecological Institute (map) on Read more »

Location

Cochrane Ecological Institute NW of Cochrane, AB

Posted July 24, 2008 by Anonymous

Compassion for Animals Road Expedition / Presentation by Anthony Marr

Jul 5 2008 - 7:30pm - 9:30pm

Originally posted at http://upcoming.yahoo.com/event/861086/

Anthony Marr of HOPE-CARE is launching the Global Emergency Operation, and will be discussing the following topics:

  1. Abolish the Alberta Tar Sands
  2. Saving Biodiversity from Mass Extinction Due to Global Warming
  3. The Global Green Fund

Admission is a non-perishable food item. For further details contact Kim @ Ph: 289-9095 or email: bigchampion1 [at] shaw [dot] ca Read more »

Location

Cardel Theatre
6010 12 Street SE
Calgary, AB

Posted July 4, 2008 by Anonymous

The Great Thistle Pull, Part 3

Jul 27 2008 - 9:00am



What: Volunteers will join the Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) for its third annual Thistle pull on one of NCC’s beautiful properties at the Clifford E. Lee Nature Sanctuary near Edmonton. Volunteers will be taken on a guided hike through its marshlands, open meadows, aspen parkland and pine forest, and then contribute to site improvement by pulling invasive weed species including Canada Thistle in order to protect native plant diversity. Read more »

Location

Clifford E. Lee Nature Sanctuary
Sanctuary Road & Woodbend Road
Parkland County, AB

Posted July 3, 2008 by Anonymous

Nature Conservancy of Canada Knapweed Rodeo

Jul 12 2008 - 10:00am

What: Volunteers will join the Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) for a day of invasive plant removal at NCC’s West property near Waterton Lakes National Park. Volunteers will round up some invasive Spotted Knapweed in order to protect the native plant diversity of this ecologically significant area. In addition, volunteers will enjoy a tour of this scenic property guided by landowner Rick West, and a barbecue in the late afternoon. Read more »

Location

NCC's West Property near Waterton Lakes N.P., AB

Posted July 3, 2008 by Anonymous

The Heart of the Crowsnest: Habitat Restoration at Fleming Ranch

Jul 5 2008 - 10:00am

Nature Conservancy of Canada

What: Volunteers will join the Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) for a day of exploration and habitat restoration on one of NCC’s scenic properties, Fleming Ranch. Volunteers will be taken on a guided hike through wetlands and woodlands, and then contribute to site improvement by taking down barbed wire fences, installing Bluebird boxes and bat houses, and pulling weeds such as Spotted Knapweed along the Crowsnest River. Read more »

Location

Fleming Ranch near Coleman, AB

Posted June 30, 2008 by Anonymous

NCC’s Second Annual Toki Thistle Pull

Jul 5 2008 - 10:00am

Nature Conservancy of Canada

What: Volunteers will join the Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) for a day of invasive plant removal at NCC’s Toki Nature Reserve property near Cochrane. Volunteers will pull weeds including Canada Thistle in order to protect the native plant diversity of this ecologically significant area. In addition to enhancing its habitat, volunteers will enjoy a guided tour of this scenic property.

When: Saturday July 5th 2008, 10:00 a.m. Read more »

Location

Toki Nature Reserve near Cochrane, AB

Posted June 30, 2008 by Anonymous

Boreal Market News

Volume 6; Issue 3: March 31, 2008

Published by CPAWS – Northern Alberta Chapter

  1. Staples Switches to Recycled, Sustainable Paper for Customer Copying, Printing
    The office supplies giant announced this week it will start using 50 percent post-consumer recycled content paper certified by the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) for black and white copy and print jobs.
  2. Launches ‘Do Not Mail’ Campaign to Stop Junk Mail
    The production of the 100 billion pieces of junk mail that Americans annually receive requires more than 100 million trees, while producing as much global warming emissions as 3.7 million cars. Moreover, this deforestation is occurring in forests that play vital roles in the fight against climate change: the Canadian Boreal and Indonesian Tropical Forest.
  3. Socially Responsible Investment Firm Calvert Commits to Boreal Protection
    One of the largest socially and environmentally responsible mutual fund companies in the U.S. announced today they will fully support the protection of Canada’s Boreal Forest by adopting the Boreal Forest Conservation Framework (the Framework) and joining the Boreal Leadership Council.

Boreal Market News is a publication of the Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society - Edmonton Chapter. Our intent is to provide information to decision makers on new developments in forest management, focusing on changing market forces. For more information or to be added or removed from the mailing list contact the Editor, Helene Walsh, at: helene_w [at] telus [dot] net
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Posted April 2, 2008 by Anonymous

Cross Conservation Education Program: Connecting Your Child with Nature

Jun 3 2008 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm

Ann and Sandy Cross Conservation Area

Richard Louv’s book ‘Last Child in the Woods’ has helped open our eyes to the concept of Nature Deficit Disorder and its implications. Join Gareth Thomson, seasoned environmental educator, to find out how to help your children explore nature, using a complementary ‘tool kit.’ Please come prepared to spend time outdoors!

Date: Tuesday, June 3rd
Time: 7:00-9:00 p.m.
Cost: $10.00 Read more »

Posted March 27, 2008 by Anonymous

Cross Conservation Education Program: Wildflower Walkabout

Jun 12 2008 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm

Ann and Sandy Cross Conservation Area

Wondering about wildflowers? Discover the abundance of flowers species that bloom at the Cross Conservation Area and throughout the Foothills. Join naturalist Donna Fleury on a short walkabout in search of native blossoms. Indoor slideshow if weather is poor.

Date: Thursday, June 12th
Time: 7:00-9:00 p.m.
Cost: $10.00 Read more »

Location

Cross Conservation Area, AB

Posted March 27, 2008 by Anonymous

Cross Conservation Education Program: Who Dung it?

Jun 10 2008 - 6:30pm - 8:30pm

Ann and Sandy Cross Conservation Area

Get the scoop on scat! Discover the stories a pile of poop tells you about animals and their biology. You’ll never say ick again as we explore the fascinating in’s and out’s of animal droppings! Use your detective nose on a walk to examine who ‘dung’ it. Indoor/outdoor program, please dress for the weather.

Date: Tuesday, June 10th
Time: 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Cost: $8/adult, $4/child Read more »

Location

Cross Conservation Area, AB

Posted March 27, 2008 by Anonymous

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