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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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Thanks @MichaelRdrguez for checking out our Valley with us and sharing our story! We are also working on a second proposal that will be more Official Park Centric - Stay Tuned! #SaveNoseCreek #yyc #yyccc #abpoli #ableg #cdnpoli #canpoli

TFW Land Use Redesignation Crosshatching starts dipping its toes into the Creek. Nose Creek riparian setbacks are only 100ft based on 1984 data AND 2018 data says Nose Creek is ONLY 5% healthy. Nose Creek needs increased setbacks and serious protection! #SaveNoseCreek #yyccc #yyc

Come see us at Fish Creek park today for Creekfest, between 1 & 4 pm, near the Bow Valley Ranche barn / Visitor’s Centre. Come & learn about beavers in our watershed!

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Calgary River Valleys

Calgary River Valleys


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

2 months ago

Calgary River Valleys
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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