On December 13 we will have a Winter Hike to celebrate the upcoming winter solstice and enjoy the crisp winter air. Join us in the beautiful Big Hill Springs area East of Cochrane for a hike along the valley bottom that will end with a hot delicious meal around a warm crackling bonfire as we watch the sun set over the sparkling winter landscape. Read more »
This is a Calgary environmental event not to be missed! On Friday December 7th, for only $7, take part in a tour of SAIT's Green Building Technologies lab and current projects, followed by a post-tour workshop and dinner at the CommunityWise Resource Centre. Speakers from diverse organizations in Calgary will present their experiences working in the field of renewable energy. Food (meat, veggie, and gluten free pizza) and drinks (beer and/or juice) are included in the affordable-for-all ticket price! Read more »
We need your help setting up the new boundary fence so we can kick-start our stewardship plans on a beautiful property in the Waterton Park Front! Join us for a hands-on day of demolition and help delineate the eastern property boundary by working with us to remove one mile of old fence so a new fence can be installed on the official property line. This property is a valuable piece of the NCC's conservation puzzle in the Waterton Park Front - a 30,000 acre conservation area surrounding Waterton Lakes National Park! Read more »
The Nature Conservancy has a few exciting volunteer opportunities coming up and we want to get the word out!
Absinthe wormwood is an extremely aggressive invasive species in Canada and establishes in pastures and ranges which can have significant impacts on the quality of forage for wildlife. Join us for a day in the field as we work to remove absinthe wormwood from the Collins property- a 155 acre piece of land that is a key piece in NCC's growing network of protected wetlands in the area. Once we’ve tackled the wormwood, we’ll have the chance to explore and learn about the area with an interpretive nature walk. Read more »
Join the Nature Conservancy of Canada for a day of conservation action and learn more about the unique grassland ecosystem. Fencing, among other things, has been to blame for the drastic decline of the sage grouse. Currently only 13 identified male sage grouse remain in Alberta. Be part of an initiative to decrease wildlife collisions with fences as we install vinyl fence clips along 16km of fence line to increase visibility to wildlife. For more information and to take part, please visit our website www.conservationvolunteers.ca or contact alberta [at] conservationvolunteers [dot] ca.
Only three days left to purchase tickets for the July 7th The Farm Tour!, presented by Calgary Environmental Education Tours. The Calgary Environmental Education Tours (CEET) is a project developed by the Calgary Folk Festival's Environment Crew and funded by The Arusha Centre's Take Action Grants. Read more »
Dr. Jim Sandercock - Chair of the NAIT Alternative Energy Technology Program
Dr. Sandercock will present on NAIT's new program and the plans for the future. Come early for a guided tour of the NAIT Alternative Energy Technology Lab. The tour and presentation will be followed by the Solar Energy Society's AGM. We will review our past year, plan for the coming year and elect our 2012-2013 board of directors. Read more »
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