Biodiversity and Wildlife

Public Lands Deal Behind Closed Doors — Native Prairie Threatened by Developer's Plough

Alberta Wilderness Association

Release Date: November 8, 2007

A large area of public land west of Medicine Hat comprising rare native prairie may feel the slice of the plough within a few months if a proposed land swap goes ahead behind closed doors. Alberta Wilderness Association believes that any decisions affecting public land trades or sales must include the opportunity for public participation.

Evening walk in Fish Creek Provincial Park

Description:
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

Know Your Neighbours, Battle Your Invaders!

Description:
Ann and Sandy Cross Conservation AreaJoin forces with naturalist Andrew Stiles and help fight the invasive species battle! Discover how to protect native plants by taking on weeds. Bring your gloves for this hands-on event and dress for the weather.Date: Tuesday, June 26Time: 6:30-8:30 p.m.Who: Family Programs (kids 5 yrs and up)Fee: $6.00/adult and $2.00/child Advanced registration required (call 403-931-2042)

Range Rovers: Grassland Birds

Description:
Ann and Sandy Cross Conservation AreaFlock to the Conservation Area to join local bird expert Gus Yaki for this enlightening interpretive hike. Please dress for the weather and bring your binoculars!Date: Saturday, June 2Time: 9:00-11:30 a.m.Who: Family Programs (kids 5 yrs and up)Fee: $6.00/adult and $2.00/child Advanced registration required (call 403-931-2042)

Pond Critters and Grassland Bugs

Description:
Ann and Sandy Cross Conservation Area Buzz, ribbit, splash! After this critter hunt, you’ll never say “yuck” to bugs again! Program runs rain or shine, please dress for the weather.Date: Saturday, June 23Time: 1:00-4:00 p.m.Who: Family Programs (kids 5 yrs and up)Fee: $6.00/adult and $2.00/childAdvanced registration required - call 403-931-2042.

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