Gottlob Schmidt, a nonagenarian with a passion for conservation and preservation, is sharing his 380 hectare homestead near Hanna with all Albertans. It may not be wrapped with a bow, but this real-life Santa’s present is one that will bring joy for generations to come – the future site of Alberta’s 76th provincial park.
The newly named Antelope Hill Provincial Park will remain an undisturbed spread of native grassland on vast, rolling hills rich with plant and animal life. The area will be ideal for hiking and wildlife watching and motorized vehicles won’t be permitted.
Thank you Mr. Schmidt for your generosity!
- Read a fact sheet with additional details
- View a video of Environment and Sustainable Resource Minister Kyle Fawcett thanking Schmidt
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