New and increased fines for public land abuse starting May 31st

Albertans are incredibly fortunate to be able to enjoy some of the most beautiful natural areas in the world. However, with increasing use comes greater pressure on our wilderness, and the irresponsibility of the few threaten to ruin it for the rest.

That’s why the government of Alberta has introduced some new penalties for abuse of public lands and increased fines for others. You can find a complete list at the Environment and Parks website here:

Redwater School receives a Climate and Environment Student Action Challenge grant – March 1, 2018

Students at Redwater School are building an outdoor classroom this spring. All students and groups are invited to participate making the space somewhere they can enjoy nature, relax, learn and grow their own food.  It is so great to see youth engaged and thinking of exciting ways to protect and nurture our environment. 

Climate and Environment Student Action Challenge

Do you have an idea for a project that could reduce the environmental footprint of your school? Alberta Environment and Parks (AEP) could help make it happen!

The Climate and Environment Student Action Challenge invites Alberta students from kindergarten to grade 12 to develop a school-based initiative or project that will address climate change or minimize other negative human impacts to the environment.

Students are invited to submit their project idea for a chance to win one of 10 grants (maximum of $1,000) that can be used to turn their proposal into a reality – and give them hands-on experience tackling an environmental issue that directly impacts them, their school or their community.

Successful applicants have now been selected from each school level (Division 1, 2, 3, 4) for 2017/2018.

Participating teams are invited to contribute to the online learning community! Provide real-time project updates, share tips, ask questions and inspire new levels of learning – the provincial Climate and Environment Student Action Challenge community is a great way to explore new ideas throughout the school year.

Students at Redwater School received a grant for their outdoor classroom.