Nature First reaches official society status

Airdrie Echo - By Kelsey Yates
Multimedia Journalist

Local conservation group, Nature First, recently unveiled their new logo since they reached official society status.

"It's exciting to finally get society status, since you really can't approach fund­ing or grants without it;' said Fred Burley, Vice President of Nature First.
"Now we can move for­ward, and people know that we are legitimate." Burley has lived in Airdrie for 24 years and believes people in Airdrie will be eager to help out and fund­raise to secure a future park in Airdrie.

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First Major Donation

Nature First receives first major donation towards initiative

Airdrie Echo – By Kelsey Yates
Multimedia Journalist

Nature First, a new group in Airdrie advocating for wildlife, recently received their first large donation from Bow Valley Credit Union.

On Aug. 8, Bow Valley Credit Union donated $500 to Nature First’s initiative to purchase land within the City of Airdrie’s 12 Thousand Acre Plan to develop a nature reserve. Read more “Nature First receives first major donation towards initiative”

Logo unveiled

Nature First moving ahead with plans

Airdrie City View – By Christina Waldner
Multimedia Journalist

“We’re proud of this; it’s a big step for us,” he said.
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City Of Airdrie

Council approves 12 Thousand Acre Plan

Airdrie Echo – By Kelsey Yates
Multimedia Journalist

The 12 Thousand Acres Plan has been unanimously approved by council and is set to move forward.
The plan strategizes and provides framework the development for the next 50 years of a 12,460-acre sec­tion of land annexed from Rocky View County in 2012.
“When we do a plan like this we’re not going to make everyone happy,” said Mayor Peter Brown. Read more “Council approves 12 Thousand Acre Plan”


Local Group Pushing For Nature Conservation Land

Discover Airdrie – Written by Grayden Racine

A local group that currently goes by the name Nature Airdrie is pushing for a nature conservation area.

The group presented to City Council Tuesday (May 22nd) in hopes that council will use 3.97% of the 12,000-acre plan to conserve nature in the area. The group is looking for an area of land that Read more “Local Group Pushing For Nature Conservation Land”