Park News… The Good and the Bad.
THE GOOD NEWS….
The Tipi is Up!
We’d like to send a big Thank You to Linda Prentice, Alice Berger, Al Flamond and all the volunteers who lent a hand on May 11 during our Tipi Rising Ceremony! We also want to thank the Drayton Valley Community Foundation for their generous donation which made this project happen! The Tipi is just beautiful! If you want a closer look, you can see it at Willey West Campground in Eagle Point Provincial Park.
Other upcoming events and activities that our partner clubs are doing in the and around the Parks which are guaranteed to get you out in the fresh spring air:
May 25 – Trail Ride for Cancer hosted by the Drayton Valley Horse Club.
This event takes place at the Drayton Valley Horse Club Trails with all proceeds directed to the Drayton Valley Health Services Foundation.
For more information and registration information, visit www.draytonvalleyhorseclub.com or call 780-514-6155 or 780-542-1388.
May 25 – Eagle Point Bear’s Run/Walk, hosted by the Pembina Nordic Club.
This event takes place at the Pembina Nordic Trails, beginning at 10:00 am! There’s a 4 km and a 10 km run and dogs are encouraged to join their owners!
Register at www.zone4.ca or call 780-234-4912 for more information.
Mid to Late June (Weather and River permitting) – North Saskatchewan River Clean Up hosted by West Central River Boat Association. Join the river boats to clean up 160 km of river bank garbage from the mouth of the Brazeau to the Berrymoor Bridge followed by a club sponsored BBQ! Contact Wayne at 780-898-7115 for more information.
THE BAD NEWS….
Someone in the Drayton Valley area has been dumping garbage in Eagle Point Provincial Park! Dumping garbage on crown land is illegal and poses risks to wildlife and natural ecosystems. The costs to remove garbage, car bodies and other debris inevitably comes from our tax payers!
Under the Public Lands Act, anyone caught dumping garbage on public lands can be ordered to remediate the land or face fines as high as $100,000. If you see someone dumping garbage, you can report it. Alberta Fish and Wildlife is asking Albertans to help fight illegal dumping by calling the Report a Poacher hotline at 1-800-642-3800. You can also contact Eagle Point-Blue Rapids Parks Council, 780-898-7275 if you see someone dumping garbage in our parks.
If you’re not sure where to take your garbage, contact your county or town office for the landfill or waste transfer station nearest your home.