Wilderness & Parks

Workshop - More Parks Now, Not Bill 29

Mar 3 2011 - 2:00am to 4:30am

Tourism, Parks & Recreation Minister is still determined to get Bill 29 passed. She will be undertaking some form of outreach or consultation on Bill 29 during this summer (see notes for form-letter MLAs are sending in reply to letters from citizens). Lets continue to work together to set the agenda in favour of more parks and their legislative protection before summer.

Workshop

If you cannot come or weren't at the prior workshops, please contact Kristin or Dianne (info at end), so you receive the earlier information. Read more about Workshop - More Parks Now, Not Bill 29

Location

Calgary Area Outdoor Council, 2nd Floor
1111 Memorial Drive NW
Calgary , AB

Minister’s decision to withdraw Bill 29: an encouraging step for Alberta’s Parks & Protected Areas

(Calgary, AB) The Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society (CPAWS) is applauding Cindy Ady, Minister of Parks Recreation and Tourism, for withdrawing the new Provincial Parks Act (Bill 29) from the spring session of legislature. Since November, thousands of Albertans and Canadians have written the Minister stating strong concerns with the Bill and its potential impact on Alberta’s most precious protected areas. Read more about Minister’s decision to withdraw Bill 29: an encouraging step for Alberta’s Parks & Protected Areas

Bill 29 ‘Suspended.’ Is Alberta Parks Ministry Finally Listening to Albertans?

Alberta Wilderness Association (AWA) congratulates Cindy Ady, Minister of Tourism, Parks and Recreation on her apparent decision to withdraw the deeply unpopular Bill 29, the draft Alberta Parks Act. It now appears the bill will not be reintroduced in the spring session of the Alberta legislature.

In a recent “Park News” email, Minister Ady wrote: “While I had planned to bring park legislation back this Spring, I will spend the time needed to address the main concerns raised by Albertans before moving forward with new legislation.” Read more about Bill 29 ‘Suspended.’ Is Alberta Parks Ministry Finally Listening to Albertans?

Groups ramp up parks campaign as Minister puts off controversial Bill 29

CALGARY — “More parks now, not Bill 29” is the updated rallying cry of lead groups, such as Sierra Club Canada, in the public campaign that last November successfully got the Stelmach government to stall passage of the Minister of Tourism, Parks and Recreation’s (TPR) controversial new parks legislation. 

Bill 29 (the Alberta Parks Act) is designed to replace Alberta’s existing parks network and its overarching laws. Late this past Friday (4:54 pm), Minister Cindy Ady emailed an update announcing she won’t be bringing Bill 29 back to the spring sitting of the Legislature.  Read more about Groups ramp up parks campaign as Minister puts off controversial Bill 29

Call for Input: Elk Island National Park Management Plan

Initiative: 
Elk Island National Park Management Plan
Deadline: 
20 Jan 2011

Planning for the Future: 2011 Management Planning Update

An Invitation

Like Canada’s other national parks, national historic sites and national marine conservation areas, Elk Island National Park is part of our heritage and our legacy to future Canadians. I invite you to get involved in updating the park management plan for Elk Island. 

The plan will guide Parks Canada in the park’s future care and operation and its work with partners and stakeholders. And your involvement is welcomed. Read more about Call for Input: Elk Island National Park Management Plan

Elk Island National Park of Canada Park Management Open House

Jan 14 2011 - 1:00am to 4:00am

 

Planning for the Future: 2011 Management Planning Update

An Invitation

Like Canada’s other national parks, national historic sites and national marine conservation areas, Elk Island National Park is part of our heritage and our legacy to future Canadians. I invite you to get involved in updating the park management plan for Elk Island. 

The plan will guide Parks Canada in the park’s future care and operation and its work with partners and stakeholders. And your involvement is welcomed. Read more about Elk Island National Park of Canada Park Management Open House

Location

Fantasyland Hotel (Medeira Room)
17700 87 Avenue NW
Edmonton , AB

Kill Bill 29 (Alberta Parks Act) Volunteer recruitment & orientation meeting

Dec 17 2010 - 1:00am to 2:00am

Take a quick break from studying and/or working and come to this important event! You can be a part of protecting Alberta's parks.

This is your chance to find out more & to volunteer to help your parks now. Find out: Read more about Kill Bill 29 (Alberta Parks Act) Volunteer recruitment & orientation meeting

Location

Education Building Room 106
University of Alberta
Edmonton , AB

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