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Memorable McClelland Lake Wetlands

June 1, 2016

June 2016 Wildlands Advocate article by Carolyn Campbell.

Carolyn Campbell next takes you hundreds of kilometres to the north to tell you about one of her memorable outdoor experiences as a member of AWA’s team – canoeing in McClelland Lake. Carolyn’s story is a bittersweet one. Many pleasures – such as camping by a rare sinkhole lake, exploring
the wetland complex’s stunning patterned fen, and discovering pitcher plants – were to be experienced in this special part of Alberta’s boreal forest. They were tempered though by the designs of oil sands miners who, through the Fort Hills project, plan to start operating an open-pit bitumen mine in the last quarter of 2017.

To read the article, click here.

We simply need that wild country available to us, even if we never do more than drive to its edge and look in. For it can be a means of reassuring ourselves of our sanity as creatures, a part of the geography of hope.
- Wallace Stegner
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