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Volunteer Events and Updates

2014 Events

Volunteers and staff identify a butterfly Adopt-a-Patch volunteer Louis Everett

Check back for updates on dates and locations or add your name to our volunteer events and updates email list.

Spring Flowering Plant Count

Saturday May 24, 8.30am

Location: Meet outside the Waterton Lakes National Park Visitor Center, located on the Entrance Road (Highway 5).

Organised by Nature Alberta in collaboration with Waterton Lakes National Park. 

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Volunteer Season Kick-Off

Saturday May 24 (noon hour and early afternoon)

Location: Resource Conservation board room in the Parks Canada compound, located along the Entrance Road (Highway 5), on the right-hand side, prior to the Visitor Centre and community of Waterton.

  • We'll provide refreshments and sweets, BYOL (bring your own lunch)
  • Meet follow volunteers. Overview of the upcoming volunteer season and opportunities.
  • Volunteer orientation. Introduction to Native Plant Gardens and Adopt-a-Patch volunteer programs with work bees for each to follow.
  • Find more information on Native Plant Gardens and Adopt-a-Patch.

Please RSVP to Dianne Pachal or phone 403 859-5107 so we have enough sweets and volunteer materials for all.

Spring Bird Count

Saturday May 31 and Sunday June 1

Organised by Nature Alberta in collaboration with Waterton Lakes National Park. Self-service materials (record sheets, maps) to conduct the count will be posted at the Fire Hall in Waterton community.

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Canada Day - Special Event Volunteers

July 1

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Wildflower and Native Grasses Seed Collection

Half-days: July 15, July 29, August 13, August 19, August 27 

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Butterfly Count

Tuesday July 22, 8.30am, Waterton Community Centre 

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21st Annual Knapweed Rodeo

Saturday July 26, Blakiston Fan

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Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park Science & History Day

Tuesday July 29, Cameron Falls Theatre

Learn what the scientists and historians have been up to in the parks and hear the latest research results.

Whitebark Pine / Limber Pine Planting

Tuesday May 27 and Wednesday May 28

Tuesday, June 10 and Wednesday, June 11

Come to either or both event days to help the scientists monitor the pines planted as part of the Limber Pine Restoration Program in the park. Be prepared to be out in the backcountry all day. The first event will be on Lakeview Ridge, the other will be up the Red Rock Parkway.

More dates mid-September to mid-October, times to be announced

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Ride the Red Rock - Special Event Volunteers

Saturday September 27

A glorious family bike ride to celebrate all things biking, and get a sneak peek at riding the Red Rock Parkway when it’s closed to motor vehicles.

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Christmas Season Bird Count

One day, mid-December, time to be announced

Organised by Nature Alberta in collaboration with Waterton Lakes National Park.

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