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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 about New Website Uncovers Alberta's 'Dirty Secrets'

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

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

CPAWS Summer Activity Night: Finding Our Way

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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

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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 about CPAWS Summer Activity Nights

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

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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 about Poor Parks in Rich Alberta

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