Hikes & Outings

Conservation Volunteers: Reconnaissance on the Ranch

Jul 9 2011 - 3:30pm to 9:30pm

Join us in documenting its presence of a disjunct population of Rocky Mountain Parnassian Butterfly under the direction of entomologist Ted Pike. Help us solve the mystery of whether our property is host to an isolated prairie population of this unique butterfly species. For more information and to register for events, go to www.conservationvolunteers.ca. Read more about Conservation Volunteers: Reconnaissance on the Ranch

Location

Sandstone Ranch - Milk River Ridge Natural Area
near
Del Bonita , AB

Wildflower Seed and Sow

Aug 20 2011 - 3:30pm to 9:30pm

Armed with a basket and trowel, you will harvest seeds from native Gumweed and Golden Aster, then sow them in targeted areas to help restore the native grassland community. After the work is done, we’ll take you on a guided wildflower tour! This event is made possible through support from Intact Insurance and requires registration at www.conservationvolunteers.ca.

For more information or to register Read more about Wildflower Seed and Sow

Location

Peigan Creek Property — Forty Mile Natural Area
near
Seven Persons , AB

Antelope-friendly Fences

Jun 25 2011 - 3:00pm to 11:00pm

Help make barbed wire fences around our Haugan Property easier for Pronghorn to cross.  You do not need any particular skill, but bring a hammer if you can. After a couple of hours work, we will hike to a wetland with a spectacular view of the Sweetgrass Hills. This event requires registration at www.conservationvolunteers.ca.

For more information or to register Read more about Antelope-friendly Fences

Location

Haugan property
Pakowki Lake Natural Area near
Manyberries , AB

Badland Exploration

Jul 16 2011 - 6:00am

Venture into the badlands along Forty Mile Coulee with a snake expert. The small Stebanuk Property is home to seventeen Species At Risk, and we are likely to see many of these.  If we are lucky, the elusive Short-horned Lizard will be spotted. For more information, contact Rob Gardner, Conservation Coordinator, at 403-527-2052. Read more about Badland Exploration

Location

Forty Mile Coulee , AB

Environment Week Kickoff Family Event

Jun 5 2011 - 6:00pm to 10:00pm

Pack your family a waste-free picnic & help kick off Environment Week in Edmonton!

  • free tree seedlings for everyone ‘caught’ enjoying a waste-free picnic (while supplies last)
  • kids’ games & activities
  • view a mobile air monitoring lab and check out a hybrid car
  • enjoy a fashion show with a ‘re-use’ twist
  • feel the heat of a solar panel in action
  • learn how easy it is to ‘go green’ at information sessions & displays
Read more about Environment Week Kickoff Family Event>

Location

North Amphitheatre — Alberta Legislature Grounds
10800 97 Avenue NW (north of the fountain)
Edmonton , AB

Eco Solar Home Tour

Jun 4 2011 - 6:00pm to 10:00pm

Better Choices. Better Homes. Better Lives.

  • Energy costs are rising.
  • Daily news is loaded with examples of the effects of climate change.

There has never been a more compelling time to shrink our ecological footprint. You can take action yourself!

When is the Tour?   

The Tour is on Saturday June 4th, from noon to 4 pm. You will be able to soak up the first-hand experience of homeowners and other experts with a wide variety of energy and water resource-saving technologies in new construction and retrofit applications. Read more about Eco Solar Home Tour

Location

various locations Edmonton , AB

River Valley Clean Up

May 1 2011 - 4:00pm to 8:00pm

Come join the North Saskatchewan Riverkeeper at the 24th Annual River Valley Clean Up on Sunday, May 1 from 10AM-2PM.

We meet at Victoria Park to begin the event.

Please rsvp to Glenn Isaac at: [email protected]

For more details:http://www.edmonton.ca/environmental/capital_city_cleanup/river-valley-clean-up.aspx Read more about River Valley Clean Up

Location

Victoria Park
Edmonton , AB

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