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Waskahegan Trail Association, Edmonton's Premier Hiking Trail


309 KM of hiking in Edmonton's Backyard


Waskahegan Trail Association

Birkebeiner Volunteers Needed (Feb 14th)

The Waskehegan Trail Association will again be hosting "Last Chance" station for this years Birkie at Cooking Lake - Blackfoot Provincial Recreation Area on Saturday February 14th.

We still require a few more Volunteers, so if you are available pleas contact Bev S at 780-469-7948 or via e-mail at bbstok@shaw.ca. Pictures from our 2012 station are at "Birkie Food Station Volunteering 11-Feb-2012".


Next Guidebook Edition

Within the next few months, we will be running a reprint of the Waskahegan Trail Guide Book. Now is the time to capture any corrections or amendments for the new edition. If you are aware of anything that needs changing, please let us know by sending an email to information@waskahegantrail.ca. We look forward to receiving your comments by February 3, 2015.


Beaver Hills UNESCO Biosphere Nomination

Just 20 minutes east of Edmonton is the unique Beaver Hills region - an island of boreal forest and wetlands surrounded by aspen parkland. It is home to a huge diversity of animal and plant life as well as a national park, two provincial parks, a provincial recreation area, and many Waskahegan trails. But there's also vibrant economic development and potential in this area.

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The Beaver Hills Initiative (BHI) is a group of volunteer organizations organized to foster coordination and cooperation to protect and preserve the Beaver Hills. The BHI works to ensure that balance is maintained between environmental sustainability and economic prosperity.

Currently they are working to have Beaver Hills be internationally recognized as a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve. If the nomination is successful, the BHI will formally join an international network to pool ideas and learn about the best approaches for sustainable economic prosperity.

You can support this initiative by going to www.beaverhills.ca and clicking on the link that says 'Biosphere Nomination'. Provide your name and e-mail and your support will be declared. The deadline to show support is March, 2015.

To learn more , visit www.beaverhills.ca, follow them on Twitter at "@BHIBiosphere", or visit their Facebook page "Beaver Hills Biosphere". The Edmonton Journal reported on the nomination (January 13, 2015), which you can read here Beaver Hills has potential as UNESCO Biosphere Reserve.



Volunteer Opportunities

We would never be able to accomplish as much as we do without our volunteers on the board. But currently we have positions unfilled - secretary, publicity, hike coordinator, vice president, and directors-at-large.

Do you have skills you can share? Or perhaps you would you like to learn some new skills and gain practical experience in a relaxed and friendly environment? Why not consider joining the board?

Call JoAnne at 780-487-0645 to learn more about these positions and to find out about upcoming board meetings. Attending a board meeting can be a great way to help you discover the opportunities and benefits of volunteering as a board member.



We look forward to seeing you on the trails.



Recent Trail Conditions





 

Upcoming Events Calendar:

Begin Date Reg Open RSVP Date Event (Click to Read/Register) Type Difficulty
Paid Event?
Max
Reg
Wait-Listed
2/1/2015now2/1/2015Laurier Park to Government HouseHike
D2
0
0
0
2/7/20152/7/2015
9:45:00 AM
2/7/2014Blackfoot Waskehegan Staging AreaSki
D2
0
1
0
2/8/2015now2/1/2015Mill Creek Ravine SouthHike
D2
0
0
0
2/15/2015now2/15/2015Whitemud Park to Hawrelak ParkHike
D2
0
0
0
2/21/2015now2/21/2015Goldbar Park to Rundle ParkHike
D2
0
0
0
2/22/20152/22/2015
9:45:00 AM
2/22/2014Fort SaskatchewanSki
D2
0
1
0
3/1/2015now12/1/2015Kinsman Fieldhouse to Alberta LegislatureHike
D2
0
0
0
3/7/20153/7/2015
9:45:00 AM
3/7/2014Pigeon Lake PP & Rundle's MissionSki
D2
0
1
0
3/8/2015now3/8/2015Patricia Ravine to Fort EdmontonHike
D2
0
0
0
3/15/2015now3/15/2015Trails of WetaskiwinHike
D2
0
0
0
3/22/2015now3/22/2015Fort Edmonton to Snow ValleyHike
D2
0
0
0
3/28/2015now3/28/2015Blackfoot Staging AreaHike
D2
0
0
0
4/5/2015now4/5/2015Mill Creek Ravine - Muttart ConservatoryHike
D2
0
0
0
4/19/2015now4/19/2015Terwillegar ParkHike
D2
0
0
0
4/25/2015now4/25/2015RB Hill (Battle River near Duhamel)Hike
D2
0
0
0
5/3/2015now5/3/2015Weekly Guided Hikes - to be announcedHike
D2
0
0
0
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