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City of Lethbridge working with UofL on urban naturalization

The City of Lethbridge is working with the Applied Studies Program at University of Lethbridge to naturalize three urban areas. By removing turf and seeding native grasses, this example of a nature-based…

University of Alberta graduate student helps Stony Plain plan for sustainability

U of A graduate student Nicklas Baran was hired by Stony Plain to help the municipality plan for sustainable growth. An environmental master plan and an environmental stewardship strategy were well-received…

CREB: New Green Communities Guide highlights benefits of nature-based solutions for municipalities, developers and homeowners

In August, the Calgary Real Estate Board interviewed Green Communities Coordinator, Milena McWatt, who shared how, in its new format, the Guide helps municipalities, developers and real estate professionals…

Calgary pilot project aims to save money while boosting biodiversity

CBC News Calgary reports that the City of Calgary is testing a pilot project it hopes will not only cut down on mowing costs but also boost native species of plants and pollinators. Read the article....

Edmonton Shifts to Naturalization of Stormwater Management Parkland

Today, the Edmonton Journal reported the city is permanently naturalizing 150 of the total 238 hectares of stormwater land this year in an effort to restore habitats for native species and preserve the…

New Green Communities Guide launched

Welcome to the New Green Communities Guide!

Government of Canada to Spend Upwards of $3.2 Billion to Plant Trees

The Government of Canada's climate plan A Healthy Environment and a Healthy Economy includes a pledge to spend up to $3.2 billion over 10 years to plant two billion trees across the country. A committee…

Protecting Near-Urban Nature a Win for Biodiversity and Fight Against Climate Change

Ecosystem services provided by nature in and near cities are crucial to dampen the impacts of climate change. Nature near urban centres in southern Canada are also high in biodiversity. Protecting these…

Vancouver Invited to Apply for $20 Million in Federal Funding for Natural Infrastructure

On the heels of the record-shattering heatwave in Western Canada, the federal government has announced support for natural infrastructure in Vancouver. The City was invited to apply for up to $20 million…

Leduc Approves Plan to Restore Wetland

The City of Leduc will take on a major wetland restoration project with funding through Alberta Environment and Parks' Wetland Replacement Program. ...