Wilderness & Parks

16th Annual Climb & Run for Wilderness

Location:
Calgary

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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

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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.

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

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

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

Government Sacrifices Protected Grasslands to Coalbed Methane Without Public Consultation

Alberta Wilderness AssociationAlberta Native Plant Council

News Release: March 8, 2007

The Energy and Utilities Board (EUB) has given Pioneer Natural Resources approval to drill a coalbed methane well in one of Alberta's last remaining rough fescue grasslands and aspen parkland, the Rumsey Natural Area. Even though both are well-established stakeholders in Rumsey, neither Alberta Wilderness Association (AWA) nor the Alberta Native Plant Council (ANPC) were contacted by government or the company. The groups are weighing what legal options they have to prevent the well from being drilled, including appealing the issuance of the well licence in the courts. Read more about Government Sacrifices Protected Grasslands to Coalbed Methane Without Public Consultation

Action Alert: Register for Provincial Oil Sands Consultations

Sierra Club of Canada

The Alberta Tar Sands are one of the biggest social and ecological challenges in North America, fueling climate change, destroying our Boreal Forest, and drying up our mighty rivers. Albertans will carry all the costs while the party moves South. The time to set a new vision for Alberta's Energy Policy is now! Join the Sierra Club in our call for a moratorium on new developments in Alberta's Tar sands and find out how you can help create an safe energy future that we can all live with!

There will be public hearings on the Tar sands Alberta in March and April that will define the future of our province and you need to be a part of them. Here is how! Read more about Action Alert: Register for Provincial Oil Sands Consultations

Encana Ignores CFB Suffield Rules and Damages Sensitive Wetlands at Suffield

Alberta Wilderness Association

News Release: March 7, 2007

Encana failed to follow the rules of Canadian Forces Base Suffield for protection of wetlands while drilling, a coalition of environmental groups has learned. The company drilled a well in a known wetland near the federally protected Suffield National Wildlife Area, and refused to remove it until given an ultimatum by the Base. The groups are asking the federal government to prohibit all new industrial activities in the Suffield National Wildlife Area. Read more about Encana Ignores CFB Suffield Rules and Damages Sensitive Wetlands at Suffield

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