February Update from the Friends of Fish Creek

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The Fish Creek Community Terrace

The Friends would like to express our thanks to everyone who dedicated a brick along the 25th Anniversary brick pathway in front of the Cookhouse. There are close to 300 bricks here that are engraved with the names of community members and positive messages to park visitors. People have dedicated bricks to show their support for Fish Creek, and to commemorate milestones like, weddings, anniversaries, new family members, or memorials for those who have passed on.

Now that all of the bricks are installed along the pathway, we have begun planning the next area – the Fish Creek Community Terrace. The terrace will be installed in front of the Cookhouse near the kiosk and all who visit our office or pass by will see the bricks. Every brick tells a story, and we invite you to leave a lasting legacy in Fish Creek Provincial Park by dedicating a brick along the Fish Creek Community Terrace. If you have a local business, consider having a brick inscribed for your business, it’s great advertising in a very busy area, and you will receive a tax receipt. Inscriptions can have two lines of text with 16 characters per line, and simple shapes like hearts and circles can be accomplished. Bricks are only $250, and you will receive a tax receipt for your contribution. For more information, contact the Friends or visit https://friendsoffishcreek.org/brick.

Park Protectors Needed!

Become a Fish Creek Provincial Park Protector and help the Friends of Fish Creek uphold our vision of a sustainable Fish Creek Provincial Park, that improves the quality of life for current and future generations. The Friends of Fish Creek invite you to become a Park Protector and help protect and preserve Fish Creek Provincial Park. As an alternative to annual membership renewals, the Park Protector program may suit your busy lifestyle a little better. As a Fish Creek Provincial Park Protector, you can make monthly donations to the Friends of Fish Creek, which are automatically withdrawn from a credit card. A steady, reliable source of funding will enable the Friends to continue with ongoing field work, raising awareness about the park, and organizing and participating in community outreach activities. Park Protectors never have to worry about keeping donations or membership up to date and will receive one tax receipt a year. For more information, contact the Friends of Fish Creek at 403-238-3841 Ext.1 or visit https://friendsoffishcreek.org/park-protector-signup.

The February Fish Creek Speaker Series – Fish Creek Digital Mapping

Wednesday, February 17, 2021 7:00 to 8:00 pm

Online using Zoom Video Conferencing Technology

Presented by Emma Stroud, Citizen Science and Stewardship Coordinator

In 2020 the Friends’ digital mapping project revolutionized the way we record and collect data in Fish Creek Provincial Park. Join us for this fascinating presentation to learn how we collected data using the digital app for the following programs: Riparian Restoration Monitoring, Weed Watchers and Weed Whackers, Beaver Coexistence, and Park Watch. The app has allowed us to streamline the collection process and greatly improved the efficiencies of these programs. Emma Stroud, Citizen Science and Stewardship Coordinator, will be creating Story Maps to summarize the success of the various programs, and offer a sneak peek into what is coming next year. Fish Creek Speaker Series programs are sponsored by Servus Credit Union. https://friendsoffishcreek.org/event/maps.