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Public Lands Deal Behind Closed Doors — Native Prairie Threatened by Developer's Plough

Alberta Wilderness Association

Release Date: November 8, 2007

A large area of public land west of Medicine Hat comprising rare native prairie may feel the slice of the plough within a few months if a proposed land swap goes ahead behind closed doors. Alberta Wilderness Association believes that any decisions affecting public land trades or sales must include the opportunity for public participation. Read more »

Posted November 9, 2007 by Anonymous

Batman Returns!

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Ann and Sandy Cross Conservation AreaThe real Batman, Robert Barclay of the University of Calgary, returns! Bats are often misrepresented as scary Halloween creatures, but Dr. Barclay will shine a new light on these mysterious mammals with natural history, games, amazing pictures and sounds. If we’re lucky, he may even bring a live bat friend! Read more »

Fun Fescue Frolic

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Ann and Sandy Cross Conservation Area Do up your boots and tackle the 4.8 km Fescue Trail with your family! Discover birds, animals, grasslands and Area history on this guided interpretive hike. Games and various activities will make this a day to remember! Bring a bagged lunch and come prepared to be outside. Recommended for ages 6+. Read more »

Evening walk in Fish Creek Provincial Park

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Get outside and join CPAWS and the Friends of Fish Creek Provincial Park Society for a guided walk through the Park. Dynamic presenters will provide information about flora and fauna in the area. Everyone is welcome to come to the meeting and become CPAWS members. When: Monday, July 9, 7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. (approximately)Where: Fish Creek Provincial Park – west entrance (Shannon Terrace) Cost: Free Read more »

Know Your Neighbours, Battle Your Invaders!

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Ann and Sandy Cross Conservation AreaJoin forces with naturalist Andrew Stiles and help fight the invasive species battle! Discover how to protect native plants by taking on weeds. Bring your gloves for this hands-on event and dress for the weather.Date: Tuesday, June 26Time: 6:30-8:30 p.m.Who: Family Programs (kids 5 yrs and up)Fee: $6.00/adult and $2.00/child Advanced registration required (call 403-931-2042)

Range Rovers: Grassland Birds

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Ann and Sandy Cross Conservation AreaFlock to the Conservation Area to join local bird expert Gus Yaki for this enlightening interpretive hike. Please dress for the weather and bring your binoculars!Date: Saturday, June 2Time: 9:00-11:30 a.m.Who: Family Programs (kids 5 yrs and up)Fee: $6.00/adult and $2.00/child Advanced registration required (call 403-931-2042)

Pond Critters and Grassland Bugs

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Ann and Sandy Cross Conservation Area Buzz, ribbit, splash! After this critter hunt, you’ll never say “yuck” to bugs again! Program runs rain or shine, please dress for the weather.Date: Saturday, June 23Time: 1:00-4:00 p.m.Who: Family Programs (kids 5 yrs and up)Fee: $6.00/adult and $2.00/childAdvanced registration required - call 403-931-2042.

Wildflower Walkabout

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Ann and Sandy Cross Conservation AreaWondering about wildflowers? Discover the abundance of flowers, plants, and shrubs that bloom at the Cross Conservation Area and throughout the Foothills. Date: Thursday, June 14Time: 6:30-8:30 p.m.Who: AdultsFee: $8.00Advanced registration required (call 403-931-2042)

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