February 24, 2012
EALT Introduced in the Legislature
EALT was delighted to be invited to the Legislative Assembly on 23 February, by the MLA for Edmonton-Centre, Laurie Blakeman.
EALT staffer Pam Wight, Chair of the Board, Marg Reine, and Director Glen Thoman were welcomed, introduced to the House, and thanked for their work:
Subsequently, in her Member’s Statement, Ms Blakeman thanked EALT and other land trusts for their conservation and stewarding work on behalf of Albertans. She gave examples of the costs that accepting and stewarding lands involves, and pointed out that while there is support for donors of land, there is little to no support for recipients of donated land, which is being conserved for the benefit of the public. This truly is an issue of importance, and she suggested that government develop a stable funding source for land trusts:
In Question Period, Ms Blakeman then asked a series of questions related to land trusts and EALT, which were particularly directed at which ministries have responsibility for funding:
We were pleased to have the focus of members of the Legislative Assembly, and to have Ms Blakeman raise some pertinent issues and astute questions.
February 14, 2012
EALT’s 2010-2011 Annual Report Released
EALT is pleased to provide a report on our activities and accomplishments over the last year.
The Annual Report includes information on:
Our activities and accomplishments, including
- Land securement activities, including: Ministik Property; the Glory Hills; the Golden Ranches; the Hicks property; and work with the City
- Education and outreach, including: Biodiversity Week at City Hall; our Literary Connection; social media; newsletter; Alberta Ecotrust Filming EALT lands, and public outreach
- Fundraising and outreach
- Acknowledgements to our donors, volunteers, and supporters
- Grants and awards
- Financial highlights
For all who are interested in the broad range of EALT’s activities, this is for you.
And for those who are interested in joining us, on EALT’s Board, as an Advisor, or other type of supporter or volunteer, just contact us!