Calgary River Valleys (CRV) is an independent, not-for-profit, volunteer-led organization, dedicated to building a strong and effective voice for river valleys protection and water quality in Calgary.
Our principal purpose is to “champion and engage the public in the protection, appreciation and stewardship of Calgary’s rivers, creeks, wetlands and watershed resources.”
CRV brings together the diverse communities, businesses, environmental non-governmental organizations and levels of government interested in protecting Calgary river valleys. Urban development and human recreational activities can cause cumulative effects that harm natural processes and habitats in the river valleys.
Through collaboration these organizations can anticipate effects and make plans that protect and/or restore natural processes and habitats.
Our principles of stewardship include advertising and promoting CRV activities; partnering with groups such as The City of Calgary, Government of Alberta, Bow River Basin Council, community associations, etc; raising funds; and interacting with other stakeholders on projects and processes in accordance with our vision, mission and objectives.