2017 Newsletter Archive

Our newsletters are sent out by e-mail every month. We’ll be posting PDFs of them here a few months after we send them out to our members. Our newsletters are meant to be read in their on-line mail out format, so we don’t advise printing them. Sometimes, they’re quite long and the photos don’t allow them to paginate well in the PDF. In addition, we are now posting them in a compressed format, reducing the image quality, which is best viewed on screen. Save paper!

Just click on the photos to see a PDF of the newsletters. Enjoy!

 

January 2017 Contents:

  • Program Coordinator's Report
  • Which Trails Could Use Some TLC?
  • Kananaskis Country Speaker Series' Upcoming Talks
  • Help Wanted - We're Hiring
  • New Supporter - FortisAlberta
  • News from the Board -- Where to from here?
  • Other news: Proposed changes to K-Country campgrounds
  • When is a trail NOT a trail?
  • Critters of K-Country -- Boreal Chickadee

February 2017 Contents:

  • Program Coordinator's Report
  • Which Trails Could Use Some TLC?
  • Kananaskis Country Speaker Series' Upcoming Talks
  • Hiring Update, and a New Supporter!
  • News from the Board -- Plans and Budgets
  • The Movies of Kananaskis: THE REVENANT
  • Critters of K-Country -- Ruffed Grouse

March 2017 Contents:

  • Program Coordinator's Report
  • Updates and Recruiting Crew Leaders
  • Trails Fest -- June 11
  • Welcome Julia Lynx
  • New Supporters!
  • News from the Board -- Organizational Transformation
  • In other news: Coming Soon to an App Near You!, and a Banff BioBlitz
  • The Elements of Kananaskis: Evan-Thomas Provincial Recreation Area
  • Critters of K-Country -- Dark-Eyed Junco

April 2017 Contents:

  • Executive Director's Report
  • New Chester Sawmill Winter Trails Approved
  • Upcoming Volunteer Opportunities: Higway Clean Up, Visitation Monitoring
  • Trails Fest -- June 11
  • Videographer Call Out
  • News from the Board -- Welcome to our new Executive Director
  • In other news: The Bears are Out
  • Signs of Spring: Elk gnaws
  • Critters of K-Country -- Red-breasted Nuthatch

May 2017 Content:

  • Executive Director's Report
  • TRAIL FEST - June 11
  • Upcoming Volunteer Opportunities
  • Crew Leader Training
  • Thanks for Cleaning Highway 40
  • News from the Board -- Ways you can help Kananaskis
  • Safety In The Outdoors, Part 1: What to Know Before you Go
  • Flowers of K-Country -- Calypso Orchids

June 2017 Contents:

  • Executive Director's Report
  • Volunteer Project Updates and Upcoming
  • Celebrating Kananaskis Trails, People & Culture at Trails Fest
  • News from the Board -- Notes from our AGM
  • Safety In The Outdoors, Part 2: What to Carry When you Go
  • Flowers of K-Country -- Wolf Willow

 

 

July 2017 Contents:

  • Executive Director's Report
  • Volunteer Project Updates and Upcoming Projects
  • News from the Board -- Policymaking
  • Help Alberta Parks by filling out a Survey!
  • Safety In The Outdoors, Part 3: What to Wear When you Go
  • Critters of K-Country -- Titania's Fritillary

 

 

August 2017 Contents:

  • Executive Director's Report
  • Volunteer Project Updates and Upcoming Projects
  • Volunteer Appreciation Event -- October 25
  • New Funders
  • News from the Board -- Partnerships
  • More News: Help Alberta Parks by filling out a Survey; Upcoming Volunteer Conference
  • Safety In The Outdoors, Part 4: What to Eat to keep your energy up
  • K-Country Curiosities -- Grotto Canyon Rock Stacks

 

September 2017 Contents:

  • Executive Director's Report
  • Volunteer Project Updates and Upcoming Projects
  • Alberta Parks Volunteer Conference Awards
  • Volunteer Appreciation Event -- October 25
  • New Funders
  • News from the Board -- Education with a Twist
  • More News: Several opportunities to give input to Parks
  • Safety In The Outdoors, Part 5: What to Think About while you're Out There
  • The Critters of Kananaskis: Northern Flicker

October 2017 Contents:

  • Executive Director's Report 2017 Trail Report
  • Volunteer Appreciation Event -- October 25
  • News from the Board -- 42,000 is a big number
  • More News: Opportunity to give input to Parks
  • Safety In The Outdoors, Part 6: What to Do if Everything Goes Wrong
  • The Critters of Kananaskis: Blue Jay