Meet Our Alberta Parks Ambassadors – Kelsy N

Alberta Parks Ambassadors are united by a common passion for all things Alberta Parks and a desire to share their experiences. This spring, 130 people applied to take part in the Ambassador Program and from those applicants 13 were chosen to bring their adventures to life for everyone to enjoy and to inspire people to have their own Alberta Parks experience.

Through this 13 part blog series, we will introduce your Alberta Parks Ambassadors and share what they’ve been up to this summer.

Kelsy N

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Kelsy Nielson loves exploring Alberta with her two young daughters and her husband Tim. Together they write a blog, Twirls and Travels, all about their weekend summer adventures.  Continue reading

Meet Your AB Parks Ambassadors – Buzz B

Alberta Parks Ambassadors are united by a common passion for all things Alberta Parks and a desire to share their experiences. This spring, 130 people applied to take part in the Ambassador Program and from those applicants 13 were chosen to bring their adventures to life for everyone to enjoy and to inspire people to have their own Alberta Parks experience.

Through this 13 part blog series, we will introduce your Alberta Parks Ambassadors and share what they’ve been on this summer.

Badlands dad: Buzz B

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Buzz is a father of two, broadcaster, and writer at blog.buzzbishop.com, DadCAMP.ca, and localpony.com. He loves exploring Alberta Parks with his two boys. The badlands is their favourite part of the province with its stunning hoodoos, meandering coulees and fossils everywhere.  Continue reading

Meet Your AB Parks Ambassadors – Cecile B

Alberta Parks Ambassadors are united by a common passion for all things Alberta Parks and a desire to share their experiences. This spring, 130 people applied to take part in the Ambassador Program and from those applicants 13 were chosen to bring their adventures to life for everyone to enjoy and to inspire people to have their own Alberta Parks experience.

Through this 13 part blog series, we will introduce your Alberta Parks Ambassadors and share what they’ve been up to this summer.

Flora finder: Cecile B

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Cecile is a nature lover, who has been exploring the mountains with the introduction of adapted hiking equipment. One of her passions is to identify flora while hiking.  She has made it her goal to see as many of the “hidden” Alberta parks as possible. Continue reading

Meet Your Alberta Parks Ambassadors – Karen U

Alberta Parks Ambassadors are united by a common passion for all things Alberta Parks and a desire to share their experiences. This spring, 130 people applied to take part in the Ambassador Program and from those applicants 13 were chosen to bring their adventures to life for everyone to enjoy and to inspire people to have their own Alberta Parks experience.

Through this 13 part blog series, we will introduce your Alberta Parks Ambassadors and tell you what they’ve been on this summer.

Family friendly outdoor adventurer: Karen U

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Karen Ung is married to her backpacking sweetheart and is a mother and lover of maps, mountains, and mochas. With her geography degree and experience leading hikes and backpacking trips in the Rockies, she is full of ideas on where to go and what to do.  Continue reading

Meet your Alberta Parks Ambassadors – The Canadian Camping Couple

Alberta Parks Ambassadors are united by a common passion for all things Alberta Parks and a desire to share their experiences. This spring, 130 people applied to take part in the Ambassador Program and from those applicants 13 were chosen to bring their adventures to life for everyone to enjoy and to inspire people to have their own Alberta Parks experience.

Through this 13 part blog series, we will introduce your Alberta Parks Ambassadors and tell you what they’ve been on this summer.

Canadian Camping Couple: Anne and Dave

image7Anne and Dave, also known as the Canadian Camping Couple, enjoy a very active lifestyle, exploring the rivers, lakes and trails in Alberta Parks with their Labrador Retriever Cody. They are out and about almost every weekend, towing a very cool 1969 vintage Airstream trailer.

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Finding your flow with the new and improved Alberta Rivers App

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The Alberta Rivers mobile app provides detailed information on river flows, river and lake levels, precipitation, snowpack and ice conditions across the province.

Information on current and future conditions helps Albertans make decisions related to water supply, flood mitigation, and emergency response planning.

So what’s new?

The app was recently upgraded to provide information on low flow conditions and water shortage advisories. This is so that water users can make informed decisions around water withdrawal if there are potential shortages.

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New Alberta Community Bat Program


They’ve had a superhero named after them – and it’s no wonder – bats are an essential part of ecosystems throughout the world, including here in Alberta, where we have nine species of insect-eating bats. In North America, the fungal disease White-nose Syndrome has devastated bat populations in the east, and has now been detected near Seattle. Continue reading

An old meaning to live streaming

 

Riparian…say whaaat?

It may sound like some kind of prehistoric creature, but riparian refers to the strips of green vegetation alongside streams, creeks, rivers, lakes, sloughs and other bodies of water. Riparian areas are found across Alberta: in northern boreal forest, parkland, foothills, mountains and prairie grasslands. Although riparian areas make up a small percentage of the landscape, they are definitely a big deal. Riparian areas have far reaching benefits to water, land, livestock, wildlife and humans.

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Bear encounters: what you need to know

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Bears are one of our province’s wild species and we need to be cautious and alert when we head out into bear habitat. Although rare, bear encounters and attacks do happen and it’s easy to forget what to do or panic if it does happen. Remember that most bear encounters and attacks can be prevented and almost always bears aren’t seeking conflict with humans. Continue reading

Household hazardous waste – think before it hits the sink

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Have you come close to throwing something out and wondered, “Can I just toss this in the trash?” Not everything can safely go into household trash – items like leftover cleaners, motor oil, light bulbs and aerosol cans are likely household hazardous waste (HHW) and require special disposal. Continue reading