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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

Healthy Parks Parties Across Calgary

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Come on out for a party in the park this June 10th in support of removing pesticide use from parks.Locations where Healthy Parks Parties are being held:

  • New Edinborough Park - Sunnyside - Corner of 5A St. and 3rd Ave. NW (the one that started it all and still the biggest)
  • Nellie Breen Park - Inglewood - Corner of 14 St. and St. Monica Ave. SE
  • Killarney Community Association Green Space - 2828 - 28 Ave. SW
  • Battalion Park - Signal Hill. Sienna Park Dr & Sierra Morena Rd SW. This is Battalion Park school park.
  • River Park/Sandy Beach - the south parking lot at 14A St and 50 Ave SW
  • Rotary Park

Don't have one close to you? Set up your local park and host a party there.

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Call for Oil Sands Moratorium Grows Louder

Alberta Wilderness Association

News Release: April 23, 2007

As the second round of province-wide oil sands consultations draws to a close, the call for a temporary reprieve from new oil sands leases and approvals increases. In its second presentation to the Oil Sands Consultation Panel in Calgary today, Alberta Wilderness Association (AWA) added its voice to those asking for a moratorium on oil sands activities, for new protected areas in oil sands regions, and for an overarching provincial land and resources management plan that effectively addresses cumulative impacts. Read more about Call for Oil Sands Moratorium Grows Louder

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