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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 depend on the land area within their watersheds, but the idea that managing a river really involves managing land is …

Annual Redd Count

This project was supported by funding from City of Calgary Water Services. Calgary River Valleys greatly appreciates the support provided by the City of Calgary for this project which allows this important citizen science monitoring of the health of the …

Riparian Restoration

Similar to 2018, in 2019 Calgary River Valleys again completed a “Riverbank Makeover” project with a homeowner who backs onto the Elbow River, with funding support from City of Calgary Water Services. This project is in alignment with … 

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What an amazing turn out Adventures for Wilderness had at their Save Ricardo Ranch adventure on the weekend. Big thank you's to Nathaniel Schmidt, Calgary Climate Hub, CPAWS Southern Alberta, Evan Spencer for Ward 12 and everyone who came out to show their support. Lots of learning was had on the morning and a chance to see that the fringes of the city are not just "unused spaces waiting to become useful," but sometimes intact, thriving habitats for native plants and animals. A win for citizen engagement, let's keep the momentum rolling! To learn more check out this info page: www.adventuresforwilderness.ca/wp-content/uploads/2022/09/Ricardo-Ranch-info-flyer.pdf ... See MoreSee Less
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In case you were wondering what was going on near the intersection of Beddington Trail and Country Hills Blvd (see map attached), here’s an explanation from the City of Calgary Urban Forestry dept (and supported by the Lions Club)There were 2160 seedlings installed at the Hidden Valley site (see details below). The site was prepped in 2021 via scoop and dump method, compost incorporated, and rototilled. Post planting activities include: Hydromulch with a wildflower seed mix (done);Watering, and weed monitoring & maintenance ... See MoreSee Less
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