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Archive of newsletters, action alerts, and news releases sent by AWA to our membership.

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September 20, 2023

Newsletter: Stand up for the Kananaskis Upper Highwood — Write to the Minister

Read about our trip to McClelland Lake Wetland Complex; find out how you can get involved in the effort to stop the logging in the Upper Highwood in Kananaskis; Grassy Mountain may be under threat again; and much more.

September 6, 2023

Newsletter: We have good news about the Beehive Natural Area

Kennedy and Devon report back from their stewardship trip to the Beehive Natural Area; Ruiping publishes a report on public land sales; Phillip and Amy head out to McClelland Lake Wetland Complex for a paddling trip; AWA volunteer Karina will be live on the radio on her eighth birthday to chat about her 8-8-8 summit challenge and fundraiser for wilderness. 

August 23, 2023

Newsletter: We’re going to McClelland Lake

Two AWA staff members get ready for a paddle trip in McClelland Lake Wetland Complex; Ruiping gives a statement on the Alberta government's moratorium on renewable energy projects; Kennedy sends in a letter of concern over Summit's Mine 14 proposal in Grande Cache; and more.

August 9, 2023

Newsletter: Karina’s Summit Challenge

AWA volunteer Karina takes on eight hikes before her eighth birthday; Devon gives a summary of AWA's 15-year Bighorn OHV report; Kennedy raises concerns of Big Hill Springs receives Water Act approval; and more.

July 26, 2023

Newsletter: More concerning statements in the premier’s mandate letters

Showing off some bioblitz photos; Devon Earl reviews the Forestry and Parks Mandate Letter; Kennedy Halvorson gives a recap of AWA's BBQ; Phillip Meintzer comments on the federal government's policy change on fossil fuel subsidies; Debb Donnelly gives a garden update; and we have more spots available in an August adventure.

July 12, 2023

Newsletter: A Free BBQ at our place + a Small Win on the McClelland Lake Front

We're having a BBQ at our place; we celebrated a small win in our McClelland Lake campaign, Ruiping and Kennedy report on their trip to the KEPA Summit last month and AWA welcomed a new staff member: Loreen Ayuda.

June 28, 2023

Newsletter: The latest on sage-grouse counts

Our message about the decline in Alberta sage-grouse is getting out there; Ruiping attended the Prairie Conservation Forum; Meet Kennedy Halvorson, our newest conservation specialist, we're holding a BBQ in July; and more.

June 14, 2023

Newsletter: We have evidence from international experts

We’ve taken another big step in our fight to protect the McClelland Lake Wetland Complex from the impacts of oilsands mining. As well, we celebrated AWA conservation director Carolyn Campbell's retirement; your input is being welcomed on the draft 2030 Biodiversity Strategy; the Wild Lands Advocate summer edition is now out; Calgary Climate Hub's podcast will feature AWA's Devon Earl and more.

May 31, 2023

Newsletter: We know the best hiking trails in Alberta

We've got loads of adventures planned this summer and we'd love for you to come along! Check out the summary of the Moon Creek report now available on our website, plus hear why logging does not equal less forest fires, and hear about our plans to create a native pollinator garden at our office in Calgary.

May 17, 2023

Newsletter: Did you hear what some parties had to say about environmental protection?

Read and watch a recap of the 2023 Environmental Election Forum, an update on the McClelland Lake Wetland Complex campaign, our comments of support for OECM recognition for the Ya Ha Tinda Ranch, Ronald Lake Bison Herd management update, we're hiring, and we're hosting Sid Marty for an evening talk and musical performance on May 23.

May 3, 2023

Newsletter: Why we said no to a solar project

Here's hoping the proposed solar project at Frank Lake, denied by the AUC, sets an environmental precedent for other energy projects; dead birds in the North; our newest conservation staff: Camelot Lambert; Sponsor the 2023 BioBlitz in the Cardinal Divide; May Mum Day Challenge has launched; upcoming events next week; congrats to the winner of our sponsored Calgary Youth Science Fair award.

April 19, 2023

AWA Newsletter – This unique wetland might get mined

We've officially launched our Don't Mine McClelland campaign; sage-grouse are being risked for helium exploration; angst of a biologist; TWO events within the next 7 days; a thank you to our volunteers.

April 5, 2023

AWA newsletter – Coal in our waters, Trivia at CRAFT

Coal wastewater was released into Smoky River; Ruiping is reviewing Species At Risk Act changes; Phillip discusses federal freshwater funds; we're hosting a trivia night at CRAFT; sign up for Earth Day; AWA in the News.

March 22, 2023

AWA Newsletter – We went to Ottawa

Devon flew to Ottawa for Nature Canada's Nature on the Hill conference; the spring issue of Wild Lands Advocate is now out; Ruiping recaps the Where the Wild Things Meet conference; book sale; sign up for our latest events.

March 8, 2023

AWA Newsletter – Tragic Necessity for Caribou

Caribou breeding program; Prairie Conservation and Endangered Species Conference; Elk Island; Tailings Leak; Epcoming Events; AWA in the News

February 23, 2023

AWA Newsletter – Membership has its rewards – for Wild Alberta

Alberta Government to give $8 million to OHV groups; Volunteer Spotlight - Kristina Moore; Upcoming Events; City of Calgary Planners talk on YouTube; AWA in the News

February 7, 2023

AWA Newsletter – Welcoming Amy Tucker to the AWA team!

Priorities for the Boreal; Priorities for Caribou; Riplinger Wind Project; Upcoming Events; Beaver talk on YouTube

January 24, 2023

AWA Newsletter – Wishing you all the best for 2023

Priorities for Grasslands; Priorities for forests and the Eastern Slopes; Upcoming Events; Prairie Conservation Forum


January 13, 2023

AWA Newsletter – Happy New Year

Action Alert - Banff People Moving Strategy; A message from our Executive Director; COP15 update; upcoming events; AWA in the news

December 21, 2022

AWA Newsletter – Happy Solstice

Annual Lecture; Caribou Action Alert; Alberta budget survey; Forest Stewardship Council General Assembly;

December 7, 2022

AWA Newsletter

Unique gift ideas that support Wild Alberta; Advocate available online; Logging concerns; Forestry greenwashing

From a social-psychological point of view, it is the case, as regrettable as it is, that politicians are followers and only after the majority believes in something, do these followers follow.
- Herb Kariel
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