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Fish Creek

Show Your Support for Fish Creek Provincial Park Through a Year-End Donation

Fish Creek Provincial Park is a cherished urban green space that millions of people enjoy regularly. As our community continues to adapt to the challenges and uncertainty we face, the park remains open so that people can continue to connect with nature while visiting their favourite locations and discovering new areas. Fish Creek Provincial Park is an essential resource that enhances community members’ physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual health and wellbeing.

The Friends of Fish Creek are dedicated to preserving this park for the enjoyment of current and future generations and we need your help to realize our vision. We are supported by members, volunteers, community groups, granting organizations, partnering organizations, local businesses, and of course donors like you who live near the park, visit the park, or simply recognize its importance and would like to see it preserved.

We invite you to contribute before the end of the year and receive a valuable tax receipt. Even a modest donation will go a long way in helping the Friends uphold our mission of engaging the community through activities and awareness to conserve a truly unique naturalized urban park.

Each year the Friends of Fish Creek increase our reach within the community and expand our programs, courses, events, and activities to better serve and engage the community. While Fish Creek is enjoyed by countless people each year, the resources needed to protect and maintain this cherished area are not provided through regular funding. Donations from community members like you are essential for the continuation of our programming in and around Fish Creek Provincial Park, and the value of these contributions cannot be understated. All donations to the Friends of Fish Creek are reinvested effectively and efficiently in Fish Creek Provincial Park.

If you have not made your charitable donation for 2021, now is the perfect time to contribute in support of Fish Creek Provincial Park. Please donate before the end of the year to help the Friends of Fish Creek ensure that future generations can enjoy this park as much as we do today. We thank you for your support.

To donate, please visit https://friendsoffishcreek.org/ffc-donate.

The Problem with Carp: Understanding Prussian Carp and Other Aquatic Invasives in Alberta

Thursday, January 20, 2022, 7:00 to 8:00 pm

Presented by Nicole Kimmel, Aquatic Invasive Species Specialist, Alberta Environment and Parks.

The invasive fish species Prussian carp has been discovered in Fish Creek Provincial Park after being discovered in other waterways in this province over the past few years. At this fascinating presentation, you can enjoy a quick overview of the Alberta Environment and Parks’ Aquatic Invasive Species program, highlighting how Prussian carp fit into each element of the program, and then learn about Prussian carp specifics, and challenges in dealing with this species. Challenges surrounding Prussian carp include identifying them in comparison to closely related species and managing the effects of their increasing populations. Nicole Kimmel, Aquatic Invasive Species Specialist, will discuss response efforts tried or considered to date, and will share what is known about this invasive fish. This Fish Creek Speaker Series presentation will be the start of a bigger partnership opportunity where Alberta Environment and Parks can work with the Friends of Fish Creek to explore collaborative response options.

Free for Friends of Fish Creek Members, $10 for non-members, free for youth 16 years of age and younger with a registered adult. To register, please visit https://friendsoffishcreek.org/event/carp.