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Waskahegan Trail Association, Edmonton's Premier Hiking Trail


309 KM of hiking in Edmonton's Backyard


Waskahegan Trail Association

The Annual General Meeting and Social

You are invited to attend

The Annual General Meeting and Social

Friday, April 17, 2015, 7:00 PM
AVONMORE UNITED CHURCH
7909 - 82 Avenue, Edmonton

A place to visit, welcome new members and elect a new board

After the business and elections portion of the meeting, a presentation on
The Beaver Hills Initiative and the UNESCO Biosphere Nomination
will be given by
Dr. Guy Swinnerton, Professor Emeritus University of Alberta

Light refreshments will be provided



Beaver Hills UNESCO Biosphere Nomination

Just 20 minutes east of Edmonton is the unique Beaver Hills region - an island of boreal forest and wetlands surrounded by aspen parkland. It is home to a huge diversity of animal and plant life as well as a national park, two provincial parks, a provincial recreation area, and many Waskahegan trails. But there's also vibrant economic development and potential in this area.

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The Beaver Hills Initiative (BHI) is a group of volunteer organizations organized to foster coordination and cooperation to protect and preserve the Beaver Hills. The BHI works to ensure that balance is maintained between environmental sustainability and economic prosperity.

Currently they are working to have Beaver Hills be internationally recognized as a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve. If the nomination is successful, the BHI will formally join an international network to pool ideas and learn about the best approaches for sustainable economic prosperity.

You can support this initiative by going to www.beaverhills.ca and clicking on the link that says 'Biosphere Nomination'. Provide your name and e-mail and your support will be declared. The deadline to show support is March, 2015.

To learn more , visit www.beaverhills.ca, follow them on Twitter at "@BHIBiosphere", or visit their Facebook page "Beaver Hills Biosphere". The Edmonton Journal reported on the nomination (January 13, 2015), which you can read here Beaver Hills has potential as UNESCO Biosphere Reserve.



Volunteer Opportunities

We would never be able to accomplish as much as we do without our volunteers on the board. But currently we have positions unfilled - secretary, publicity, hike coordinator, vice president, and directors-at-large.

Do you have skills you can share? Or perhaps you would you like to learn some new skills and gain practical experience in a relaxed and friendly environment? Why not consider joining the board?

Call JoAnne at 780-487-0645 to learn more about these positions and to find out about upcoming board meetings. Attending a board meeting can be a great way to help you discover the opportunities and benefits of volunteering as a board member.


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Hawrelak Park Hike: Group Photo with our winter buddy Preping for the "Free Will Fires" sculpture
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Snow sculptures at Hawrelak Park Downy Woodpecker



We look forward to seeing you on the trails.



Recent Trail Conditions





 

Upcoming Events Calendar:

Begin Date Reg Open RSVP Date Event (Click to Read/Register) Type Difficulty
Paid Event?
Max
Reg
Wait-Listed
3/28/2015now3/28/2015Blackfoot Staging AreaHike
D2
0
0
0
4/5/20154/5/2015
9:45:00 AM
4/5/2015Mill Creek Ravine - Muttart ConservatoryHike
D2
0
0
0
4/12/20154/12/2015
9:45:00 AM
4/12/2015Blackmud RavineHike
D2
0
1
0
4/19/20154/19/2015
9:45:00 AM
4/19/2015Terwillegar ParkHike
D2
0
0
0
4/25/20154/25/2015
9:45:00 AM
4/25/2015RB Hill (Battle River near Duhamel)Hike
D2
0
0
0
5/3/20155/3/2015
12:00:00 AM
5/3/2015Future Weekly Guided Hikes - to be announcedHike
D2
0
0
0
5/17/2015now5/17/2015Elk Island National ParkBeyond Waskahegan
D2
0
1
0
7/5/20157/5/2015
8:45:00 PM
7/5/2015Gouin Conservation SiteBeyond Waskahegan
D2
0
1
0
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