Do you love Fish Creek Provincial Park? Or are you interested in beginning to explore it next year? Then mark your calendars for a couple of dates in January.
First, a 12 week winter birding course starts Monday, January 9, 2017. Participants will learn about the variety of bird species in Fish Creek Provincial Park and other natural areas in Calgary. The birds will actually be easier to see during the winter months since there will be fewer leaves on the trees and birds are often present in flocks in the cold months. You can choose the class day and time from several options, including Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Saturday, and Sunday mornings, as well as Sunday afternoons. Click here for more info and to register.
The Friends of Fish Creek Provincial Park Society Annual General Meeting takes place on Wednesday, January 25, beginning at 7:00 pm. (Registration begins at 6:30 pm.) This is a great opportunity to have your voice heard, learn more about Fish Creek Provincial Park, and discover ways that you can contribute to this special park.
The 2017 Fish Creek Speaker Series program will debut on January 26. The 2017 program will be combined with the Alberta Parks and Protected Areas Slideshow series. On January 26 Alison Cole, Visitor Experience Coordinator for the East-Central Portion of Alberta Parks, provide a photographic tour of some of the most interesting protected areas of the east-central portion of the province. She’ll share numerous opportunities in lesser-known provincial parks for both nature and outdoor recreation enthusiasts. Admission is free for FOFC members and $5 for non-members. Refreshments will be available on a first come, first served basis. Click here for more information about the program.
Also remember that any contributions to the Friends of Fish Creek before midnight on December 31 will help reduce your income tax and sustain Fish Creek Provincial Park.