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9th Annual 'Capture the Wild' Photography Contest

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Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society - Calgary/Banff Chapter CPAWS would like to invite all photographers to check out our 9th Annual Capture the Wild Photography Contest. The deadline is just over 1 month away, so get snapping today! We look forward to seeing your photos! Read more »

New Website Uncovers Alberta's 'Dirty Secrets'

Albertans worried about how their public resources and lands are being managed now have a way to document their concerns. The Federation of Alberta Naturalists and the Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society Northern Alberta have been made aware of a new website that offers to post information on the destructive practices of industry in Alberta. The site is called Alberta's Dirty Secrets (http://www.albertasdirtysecret.com/) and serves as a moderated open forum for the posting of information and personal stories documenting the impacts of forestry and oil and gas activities, on the landscapes of Alberta. There are already some secrets posted — check it out. Read more »

Posted July 23, 2007 by Anonymous

CPAWS Calgary/Banff Releases Documentary Video on Banff's Highway Wildlife Crossings

CPAWS Calgary/Banff

July 9, 2007, Calgary - The Calgary/Banff Chapter of the Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society (CPAWS) is pleased to announce the release of the documentary video Shooting the Gap: Wildlife and the Trans-Canada Highway in Banff National Park. It is an examination of Banff's experiment in reducing wildlife mortality and enhancing connectivity for wildlife across the Trans-Canada Highway through fencing the highway from adjacent habitat, and providing a series of overpasses and underpasses across the highway. Read more »

Posted July 9, 2007 by russ

Film screening and panel discussion: What does the Mackenzie Gas Project mean for Alberta?

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The Mackenzie River is Canada’s wildest big river, flowing through 1800 kilometers of globally important forests and tundra.The Mackenzie is now threatened by Canada’s biggest natural gas pipeline project ever. If it proceeds, the Mackenzie Gas Project will trigger the transformation of the region from largely intact wilderness to industrial landscape. Read more »

CPAWS Summer Activity Nights

The Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society and Mountain Equipment Co-op are teaming up to present summer Activity Nights - July 18 & August 15.

7:00 pm at Victoria Park Picnic Shelter #2 – accessible from the parking lot for the Victoria skating oval off of River Valley Road. There is bus access using the #130 – exit the bus halfway down the hill that connects 116 St and Groat Road. From there it is a short walk down the stairs and around the golf course.

Cost: FREE Read more »

Posted June 26, 2007 by Anonymous

CPAWS Summer Activity Night: Meet Your Neighbours

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The Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society and Mountain Equipment Co-op are teaming up to present summer Activity Nights.7:00 pm at Victoria Park Picnic Shelter #2 – accessible from the parking lot for the Victoria skating oval off of River Valley Road. There is bus access using the #130 – exit the bus halfway down the hill that connects 116 St and Groat Road. From there it is a short walk down the stairs and around the golf course.Cost: FREE Read more »

Poor Parks in Rich Alberta

Report finds Alberta’s Parks are struggling

Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society - Northern Alberta

Edmonton - A report released today at a news conference in Lois Hole Centennial Provincial Park by CPAWS-Northern Alberta chapter finds that Alberta is failing to adequately support its provincial parks network. The report, entitled, The State of the Alberta Parks and Protected Areas: an analysis of the challenges and opportunities for ecological integrity is being released just six days before the official 75th anniversary of Alberta Parks. Read more »

Posted June 18, 2007 by Anonymous

Healthy Parks Parties Across Calgary

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Come on out for a party in the park this June 10th in support of removing pesticide use from parks.Locations where Healthy Parks Parties are being held:

  • New Edinborough Park - Sunnyside - Corner of 5A St. and 3rd Ave. NW (the one that started it all and still the biggest)
  • Nellie Breen Park - Inglewood - Corner of 14 St. and St. Monica Ave. SE
  • Killarney Community Association Green Space - 2828 - 28 Ave. SW
  • Battalion Park - Signal Hill. Sienna Park Dr & Sierra Morena Rd SW. This is Battalion Park school park.
  • River Park/Sandy Beach - the south parking lot at 14A St and 50 Ave SW
  • Rotary Park

Don't have one close to you? Set up your local park and host a party there. Read more »

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