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Eagle Point Team Smashes Previous Bird Census Records!

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Our seventh year participating in Global Big Day is one for the record books! The smoky conditions made birding more challenging this year - visibility at Willey West Campground was especially poor, as was Buck Lake.  Smoke or no, 33 people…

Hello Birds! We’re Celebrating Migration with a Festival of Activities!

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Our Annual Bird Count is quickly approaching! Our Bird Count coincides with World Migratory Bird Day! This year, we are leading up to our Eagle Point Bird Count with a Festival of Bird Focused events! We'd like to thank Obsidian Energy Ltd…

Ouch! Winter Slips and Falls! Three Ways to Avoid Them.

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If you haven’t fallen on ice, you probably know someone who has. Every year, thousands of Canadian make a visit to a doctor or the Emergency department of a hospital due to falls on ice ! As a matter of interest, Albertans have nearly triple…

What’s a Nature Navigator and Why Do we Need It?

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What's a "Nature Navigator"? We've given our dream a name - The “Nature Navigator.”  The “Nature Navigator” is a cargo van designed to accommodate effective delivery of our Nature Programming. Staff will be able to easily access learning…

Eagle Point Loppet is Back!

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What is a Loppet you ask? A Loppet symbolizes food, family, fun, and of course, Nordic skiing! Loppet ski events are fun for the whole family - if you can walk you are not too young to ski! Whether you are a competitive skier, or a novice who…

Our 6th Bird CENSUS Can Use Your Help!

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Our 6th Annual Bird Census! This May 13 marks our 6th year participating in a world wide census of birds through Global Big Day! In 2022, a record 7673 bird species were counted in 201 countries by 51,455 people! Our local Eagle Point team…

50 Birds of Eagle Point & Blue Rapids Parks System

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Download the 50 Birds Checklist! If you'd like to try a new activity with your family, why not give birding a go?  It's a little like Poke-Mon - but you have to hunt for birds using clues like habitat and range! Download our new 50 Bird…

April Outdoor Activities in the Park!

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What's Going on in the Parks this April? By Erin Klatt, EPBR Parks Council Camping 101: There is something so special about being out in nature! We recommend spending as much time as possible in the wilderness - for both physical and mental…

We’ve been Shortlisted for the Emerald Awards!

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We're so excited to announce that we've been shortlisted for the Alberta Emerald Awards! Since 1992, the Emerald Awards have showcased over 350 recipients and 850 finalists who are raising the bar in addressing environmental and climate change…

Are the Bears Out Yet?

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Spring has finally arrived! The warmer temperatures and melting snow, the sound of geese arriving and the sweet spring song of chickadees makes one feel like spending more time outdoors, exploring our local trails! That warmer weather also…

Spring is Here! Try Something New!

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Feeling a bit down and out following the bleakness of winter? Spring is around the corner and with the warm weather, a number of recreational groups in the community will be hosting their annual general meetings and club membership drives.…

Action for Energy 10 Day Challenge

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Have you seen the Action for Energy:  The Movie or have our Education Staff have visited your organization or school to present one or more of our Action for Energy programs? We hope we've inspired you to make some changes in your habits,…

Fire and Ice Scavenger Hunt 2023

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Get Outside and Go Scavenger Hunting! Eagle Point Blue Rapids Parks Council is working hard to help you ‘Find Your Wild’ this year and get you outside. We are happy to offer a fun, family friendly event running from February 15th to 21st…

Our Education Season Ends and our Summer Programs Begin!

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It's a Wrap! As I write this article, we are preparing for tomorrow’s education program, which happens to be the last one of the 2021-2022 season! We will wrap up with four Grade 1 classes at beautiful Willey West Campground. We’ve had…

Let’s Go Birding in Drayton Valley

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Trending and Good for your Health! Birding, the act of observing birds in their natural habitats, has gained quite a bit of popularity in recent years. Birding is guaranteed to get you outside so you can build connections to the natural world.…

A Quick Survey About our Parks!

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A Quick Survey About our Parks! What’s your knowledge of Eagle Point Provincial Park and Blue Rapids Provincial Recreation Area? Have you participated in any of our events? We want to hear from you! Complete the survey for a chance to…

5 Spring Activities For The Entire Family

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1.  BUILD AND TEST PUDDLE RAFTS Spring isn’t spring without some puddles to play in! Kids can learn all about buoyancy with hands-on play! Watch our PUDDLE RAFTS YouTube video for ideas on how to build 3 kinds of puddle rafts, or get inspired…