Wilderness & Parks

AWA Open House Talk: Rumsey Wildland: Natural History & Conservation Challenges

Location:
Calgary

Description:
Alberta Wilderness Asssociation Rumsey Wildland: Natural History & Conservation Challenges With Cheryl BradleyAt the tension zone between forest and grassland there is great diversity and beauty – a rolling parkland mosaic created over several thousand years. Now an island of native habitat in a sea of cultivation, Rumsey is also the setting for conflict between those who would protect it and those who wish to drill for gas.

Wilderness Expo Celebrates Earth Day

Location:
Calgary

Description:
Alberta Wilderness AssociationRelease Date: April 5, 2007On April 21, over 1,000 people will gather at the Calgary Tower to celebrate Alberta's wild legacy as part of the Earth Day weekend. Joining the throngs of climbers, runners, and volunteers at the 16th Annual Climb & Run for Wilderness will be the very people and organizations whose ongoing efforts directly support our province's natural heritage.

Wilderness Celebration: Journey to the Yukon's Three Rivers

Location:
Edmonton

Description:
CPAWS Northern AlbertaAviation Hanger, 11410 Kingsway Avenue, Edmonton, AlbertaAn evening of celebration and fundraising in support of the Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society. The evening will begin with a multimedia presentation on the trip of 11 nationally prominent artists, writers, journalists, and photographers joined 26 people from the Yukon and the Northwest Territories through the Snake, the Wind, and the Bonnet Plume Rivers in the Peel River Basin in the stunning Selwyn Mountains along Yukon’s eastern border. Following this there will be musical performances by Kristilyn Robertson, Cassius Khan and world-renowned slide guitarist Ellen McIlwaine. The evening will also feature the final viewing of "Earth's Treasure Chest". The individual panels of this mural are currently being auction off in an online auction at www.cpaws-edmonton.org/auction and will be sent to their new generous owners following the event on May 12th.

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Canadians Subsidize Environmental Costs of Encana's Activities at Suffield

Alberta Wilderness Association

News Release: March 30, 2007

EnCana is destroying an environmentally significant area at fire sale prices and with lack of environmental oversight, charges a coalition of environmental groups. The groups are concerned that EnCana's proposal to drill more wells in the Suffield National Wildlife Area may leave Canadian taxpayers with the bill for the huge ecological cost to this priceless area. They are asking the federal government to prohibit all new industrial activities in the Suffield National Wildlife Area. Read more about Canadians Subsidize Environmental Costs of Encana's Activities at Suffield

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Racers Celebrate Earth Day

Alberta Wilderness Association

News Release: March 29, 2007

Alberta racers will start the season off this April with one wild run in celebration of their province's beautiful and diverse natural heritage at the 5th Annual Run for Wilderness.

Held at the Calgary Tower on April 21, 2007, as part of the Alberta Wilderness Association's 16th Annual Climb and Run for Wilderness, this is Calgary's premier Earth Day event for competitive and recreational runners alike. Read more about Racers Celebrate Earth Day

16th Annual Climb & Run for Wilderness

Location:
Calgary

Description:
Alberta Wilderness AssociationNews Release: March 26, 2007Team Challenge A Wild ClimbThis spring, teams are once again wondering if they have what it takes. Whether they are a corporation, a family or a just a solid group of friends, they know one thing for sure - Elevators are for Sissies!Alberta Wilderness Association (AWA) brings back the Team Challenge that has every member reaching new heights, the 16th Annual Climb & Run for Wilderness.

Wilderness Lovers to Paint Calgary Tower

Location:
Calgary

Description:
Alberta Wilderness AssociationNews Release: March 15, 2007Fans of Alberta's wild places are getting ready to paint their passion on the walls of the Calgary Tower this March.The Alberta Wilderness Association (AWA) is hosting their 5th Annual Mural Competition, kickstarting promotion for this year's Climb & Run for Wilderness, the 16th annual Earth Day event that brought out over 1,000 people last year in support of Alberta's wild lands.

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Act Now To Protect The Bow River And Protected Areas In The Bow Valley

All Albertans who care about protecting the Bow River, Bow Valley Provincial Park, Bow Valley Wildland Park, and other protected areas should contact the following politicians now and oppose the development of a new town proposed for the Horseshoe Lands on the banks of the Bow River at the entrance to the Rocky Mountains, or at the very least request that the Province require an Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) before any development proposal is considered for this area.

The Honourable Ed Stelmach, Premier
E-mail: [email protected] Read more about Act Now To Protect The Bow River And Protected Areas In The Bow Valley

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Wilderness Lovers to Paint Calgary Tower

Alberta Wilderness Association

News Release: March 15, 2007

Fans of Alberta's wild places are getting ready to paint their passion on the walls of the Calgary Tower this March.

The Alberta Wilderness Association (AWA) is hosting their 5th Annual Mural Competition, kickstarting promotion for this year's Climb & Run for Wilderness, the 16th annual Earth Day event that brought out over 1,000 people last year in support of Alberta's wild lands. Read more about Wilderness Lovers to Paint Calgary Tower

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Canadian Military Facing Invasion At Suffield

Alberta Wilderness Association

News Release: March 14, 2007

Internal government documents reveal alien weeds at Canadian Forces Base Suffield threaten to overrun a federally protected wildlife area, and oil and gas activity is to blame for the spread of these invasive species, announced a coalition of environmental groups today. Read more about Canadian Military Facing Invasion At Suffield

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