We are the voice of our rivers

Land Use Education

Land use and development practices are critical to watershed health. Like all rivers, the water quantity and quality in the Bow and Elbow Rivers are impacted by how the land is used within their watersheds. With the support of the Watershed Resiliency and Restoration Program, Calgary River Valleys provides educational information to the public, and land use decision-makers, about practices that may limit negative impacts on our rivers, creeks, and wetlands. 

Brown Trout Counts & Education

Brown Trout spawn in the fall, and each year, CRV conducts a count of spawning nests, or redds, and also provides an opportunity to observe and learn about Brown Trout spawning activity. These annual projects are supported by funding from City of Calgary Water Services.

Riparian Restoration

Over the last several years, Calgary River Valleys has been restoring sections of degraded riverbanks within Calgary, with funding from the Government of Alberta’s Watershed Resiliency and Restoration Program These projects are intended to improve the health and functionality of the riparian (transition) area between the aquatic environment and the uplands area.

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We are the voice of your rivers! A community-based, collaborative, non-profit, non-governmental, urban environmental planning and education organization.

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A reminder of our AGM & Networking Social event with our special guest, Jeromy Farkas tomorrow

Please join the Calgary River Valleys Board, staff, and other Members for our AGM & networking social event. Details are below:

Date: Wednesday May 22, 2024

Time: sign-in starts at 6:45 pm, meeting will start at or shortly after 7:00 pm

Where: Calgary Water Centre, Bow River Rooms; 625 25 Ave SE

Parking: there's free parking in the lot west of the Water Centre, just put your licence plate number in the machine (do NOT put in your credit card or any cash) & press the green button until it finishes

Cost: free, light refreshments will be available for attendees

Documents for Review: CRV AGM 2024-05-22 Docs for Review (This link includes our proxy vote document, if you are unable to join us in person)

Microsoft Teams Meeting Link:


As required under the Societies' Act, our Members will be asked to approve the Minutes of last year's AGM as well as our recent SGM, the Financial Statements for the year-end 2023, and to elect nominees to fill vacant Board positions. We'll also review our accomplishments for 2023, and our plans for 2024.

We are very happy to share that Jeromy Farkas, CEO of the the Glenbow Ranch Park Foundation will join us to discuss the options of the upstream Bow River damming proposals that threaten five Bow River parks and Cochrane. He recently told "Cochrane Now" their campaign has only just begun.

(Photo by Darren Krause/LivewireWire Calgary(
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