Hikes & Outings

Event

AWA Hike: Fall Whaleback

Sep 22 2018

With AWA Volunteer Nick Pink, and Conservation Specialists Nissa Petterson and Grace Wark

The Whaleback is one of the most spectacular Montane landscapes and boasts incredible diversity.

Cost: $25 AWA Members/ $50 Non-members
Difficulty: Moderate
Elevation Gain: Gentle
Estimated duration of hike: 8 hours including a lovely lunch break

Meeting point details distributed the week before to registered hikers Read more about AWA Hike: Fall Whaleback

Location

The Whaleback , AB
Event

AWA Hike: Sandhills and Horse Lake

Sep 21 2018

With Heinz Unger and AWA Conservation Specialist, Joanna Skrajny

A full day hike in the Ghost River Forest reserve west of Calgary.

After hiking through a partially cleared forest, the “Sandhills” are reached. They are a unique feature in the foothills ridges with some areas covered by bare sand only. Further beyond are extensive wetlands and a small lake in an area frequented by wild horses. Read more about AWA Hike: Sandhills and Horse Lake

Location

Ghost River Forest Reserve , AB
Event

Climb for Wilderness

Apr 22 2017

The Climb for Wilderness is a signature event. For the past 25 years, it has been held annually at the Calgary Tower – in 2017, it will be held at the iconic Bow Building! Our goal is to increase public awareness of wilderness, wildlife and wild water in Alberta. The Climb for Wilderness provides learning opportunities and the challenges to climb all 1188 stairs and raise funds for Alberta Wilderness Association. The event is known as the best Earth Day event in western Canada and attracts more than 1000 individual participants and 150 volunteers annually. Read more about Climb for Wilderness

Location

The Bow Skyscraper
510 Centre Street SW
Calgary , AB
Event

9th Annual West Castle Wetlands Ecological Reserve Weed Pull

Jul 25 2016

Bring a digging tool, drinking water, lunch and insect repellent. If you want to work both sides of the river, please bring water shoes. We are making a difference on the battle against the invasive species. Many hands make light work — come and join us to protect the ecological reserve and enjoy the company of other like-minded workers.

Meet at the Castle Mountain Resort parking lot at 9:30 am. Following the weed pull there will be a BBQ at the T-Bar Pub.

Please RSVP to Wendy Rayn 403-627-4106 or Heidi Eijgel 403-627-1152 Read more about 9th Annual West Castle Wetlands Ecological Reserve Weed Pull

Location

West Castle Wetlands Ecological Reserve , AB
Event

Christmas Bird Counts

Dec 14 2015 to Jan 5 2016

From the Bird Studies Canada Christmas Bird Count website:

Started in 1900, the Christmas Bird Count is North America's longest-running Citizen Science project. Counts happen in over 2000 localities throughout the Western Hemisphere.

The information collected by thousands of volunteer participants forms one of the world's largest sets of wildlife survey data. The results are used daily by conservation biologists and naturalists to assess the population trends and distribution of birds.

Each Christmas Bird Count is conducted on a single day between December 14 and January 5. Counts are carried out within a 24-km diameter circle that stays the same from year to year. They are organized, usually as group efforts, at the local level, often by a birding club or naturalist organization.

Read more about Christmas Bird Counts

Location

various locations
Event

Food Forest Sun Trap - Work Bee

Aug 29 2015 to Aug 30 2015
Aug 30 2015

Come help install Red Deer's largest edible forest garden - aka a "Food Forest" and be part of an organic "barn raising" like Red Deer has never seen!

The Piper Creek Restoration Agriculture Project located at the Piper Creek Community Gardens will soon be home to an over 11,000sq. ft. cold temperate food forest! Read more about Food Forest Sun Trap - Work Bee

Location

Piper Creek Restoration Agriculture Project (about 1km past the City of Red Deer Landfill on 40th Ave, on east side of the road)
Red Deer , AB
Event

Jane’s Walk: Downtown Sustainability Stroll

May 2 2015

Are you looking for an opportunity to get to know your city a little bit better? How about a unique way to learn more about sustainability and Edmonton’s efforts at becoming an environmentally friendly low carbon city? Here's your chance.

You'll meet Robyn Webb from City Environmental Strategies Section in the City Room for the Downtown Sustainability Stroll Jane’s Walk. Read more about Jane’s Walk: Downtown Sustainability Stroll

Location

City Hall - City Room (bottom of stairs to Council Chambers)
1 Sir Winston Churchill Square
Edmonton , AB
Event

8th Annual Great Canadian Shoreline Clean Up

Sep 23 2014

Join the Castle‐Crown Wilderness Coalition on September 23rd, 10:00 AM, at the boat dock at Beaver Mines Lake. Dress for the weather, don’t forget your hat and bring sunscreen, bug spray, water, and a bag lunch. Everyone is welcome to participate. Join us for an environmental clean up and help us keep our shoreline bright and beautiful.

Registration is requested but not required. To register call Carolyn at 403-627‐5059 or Wendy at 403-627‐4106. Read more about 8th Annual Great Canadian Shoreline Clean Up

Location

Boat Dock Beaver Mines Lake , AB
Event

7th Annual West Castle Wetland Ecological Reserve Weed Pull

Jul 23 2014

 

Presented by:
  • Castle-Crown Wilderness Coalition
  • Alberta Tourism, Parks and Recreation
Weed Pull Flyer
Meet:
  • 8:30am at the Castle Mountain Resort parking lot
Bring:
  • digging tool,
  • drinking water,
  • lunch,
  • insect repellent and
  • cup, utensils and plate for the BBQ.
  • If you are trained to use it, bring bear spray and holster.
Wear:
  • sunscreen,
  • a hat and
  • dress for the weather.
Read more about 7th Annual West Castle Wetland Ecological Reserve Weed Pull>

Location

(meet at the Castle Mountain Resort parking lot)
West Castle Wetlands , AB

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