Support from foundations and corporations is critical to the success of the Friends of Kananaskis Country, in addition to the many individual donations we receive. The Friends is a non-profit organization that runs exclusively on donations. We give thanks to all our supporters.
Below is a list of our current foundation and corporation supporters:
The Calgary Foundation has become one of our most significant supporters. They have provided us with 4 years of funding to assist in flood damaged trail recovery, funding to assist in trail interpretive trail work, and support for implementing the Human Use Management project in partnership with the Town of Canmore and Kananaskis Parks.
FortisAlberta for their support to build the volunteer-base trail stewardship program and equipment/tools to outfit trail crews.
TransAlta has renewed their support for our Trail Stewardship program. They has a longstanding commitment to sustainability which results in support of organizations like the Friends.
Banff Canmore Community Foundation for supporting the Trail Stewardship program and the Refreshing Grassi Lakes Interpretive Trail Signs project.
Patagonia Elements Inc. Calgary & Banff stores for choosing us as the 'GiveBackFriday' donation recipient - supporting our Trail Stewardship program.
Husky Energy came on to subsidize Crew Leader & Board member travel to and from our Trail Care days and other Friends events.
OnwardUP partners with the most innovative outdoor companies with a mutual commitment to inspire outdoor experiences and respect for the natural environment - FOKC recipient of their 1% for the planet donation.
There are numerous Organizations, Clubs and Businesses who support us, including; Kananaskis Lakes Association, Rundle Mountain Cycling Club, Canmore Museum and Geoscience Centre, Spectra Energy, Stantec Consulting, Kananaskis Improvement District, McElhanney, Trail Sports, Valhalla Pure Outfitters, Stream Films, Calgary Ski Club, Calgary Weekend Hikers, Canmore and Area Mountain Bike Association, An Edible Life, Canmore Cycling Association, MnM Outdoor Club, Holiday Films Inc., Rebound Cycle, Active Edge Chiropractic, and there are several other great supporters.
We also have numerous organizations provide us with donations of products or services to give away as recognition to our hardworking volunteers. These supporters included: Alpine Helicopters, An Edible Life, Arborist Supply Company, Boston Pizza, Canmore Cave Tours, Canmore Nordic Centre, Crush and Cork, Delta Lodge at Kananaskis, Map Town, Mount Engadine Lodge, Mountain Equipment Coop, Switching Gear, Tim Hortons, University of Calgary Outdoor Centre, Village Brewery, Wild Smart.
There's a long list of individuals who provided us with donations - their ongoing support is always valued and appreciated.
To all our supporters - thank you for supporting the Friends of Kananaskis Country andcontributing to the wonder of Kananaskis Country!
We are using TRAFx trail counters and vehicle counters to estimate recreation use intensity on roads and trails in Kananaskis Country. This helps Alberta Parks improve visitor experience and better manage human use in key wildlife habitat.