February 7, 2012
EALT Seeks Directors for our Board
The Edmonton and Area Land Trust (EALT) now has properties in a number of municipalities
in the region, and the Board of Directors provides leadership and direction to staff and
management. Do you want to add your perspective?
Whether you have special interests or are simply a member of the pub lic interested in our
activities, you could apply.
Further details are available here.
February 1, 2012
It’s World Wetlands Day 2010 on Feb 2nd
Every year on February 2nd it’s World Wetlands Day. This is the date the Convention on Wetlands was adopted in 1971, in the Iranian City of Ramsar, on the Caspian Sea. Ever since then, all kinds of organisations, community groups and governments have raised public awareness of wetlands’ values and benefits.
Of course, we wouldn’t have wetlands if we didn’t conserve natural areas. EALT conserves wetlands in virtually all of its properties, and has been aiming to communicate their values. Our short pdf gives information on the many and values of our natural areas to Water and Wetlands.
Of the 37 Ramsar sites in Canada, Alberta has 3, including the Edmonton Region’s Beaverhill Lake, which was designated in 1987.
The theme for the 2012 World Wetlands Day is Wetlands and Tourism. This is appropriate, since tourism is one of the many services that wetlands deliver. Ensuring well-managed tourism practices in and around wetlands, and educating visitors on the value of wetlands contributes to their health and the long-term benefits provided to people, wildlife, economics and biodiversity.www.ramsar.org