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Because of the many benefits they bestow on the environment, beavers are sometimes called ecosystem engineers.

Cutting trees opens up wooded areas to more sunlight and new life while their dams slow and filter the water allowing nutrients and sediment to build up creating even more new habitat. 

Photographer Peter Fuzessery's photo is featured for April in our 2021 calendar.

The call for photos for 2022 will go out soon. Meanwhile check out the Submission Guidelines. We're keen to see what's caught your eye. 

Volunteer Coordinator

I’m excited to take on a new role with Legacy Land Trust.

I’ve volunteered with Legacy for about two years. My biggest role was categorizing and organizing all the amazing photos that have been submitted over the years. These photos help us put our newsletters and social media together. We couldn’t do it without you. 

Now I’m volunteering to coordinate other volunteers! 🙂 

Over the coming weeks I’ll be developing a new volunteer signup form along with job descriptions for Legacy’s various volunteer positions. We’ll let you know when these are posted on the website.

April 18-24 is National Volunteer Week—this year's campaign is The Value of One, The Power of Many. Legacy could not do as much as it does without the commitment and drive of our volunteers. Together we’re a team with a keen interest in conservation.

On behalf of Legacy, thank you for volunteering. We deeply appreciate your contribution. 

Sarah Henn
Volunteer Coordinator
Webinar Series

Our four-part webinar series—Conserving Your Land 2021 Estate and Succession Opportunities—was well attended by a wide range of participants.

We recorded the webinars and will post them on the website soon. 

Legacy would like to take this opportunity to thank our speakers for their presentations. The information they shared was informative and helpful. Thank you to Legacy Chair Kim Good, lawyer Dan McPherson, accountant Michael Oosterhof and landowner Terry Antoniuk.

We are currently planning events, both virtual and in the field, for this summer. Pollinators and photography are one focus of our event plans. The summer will also include Buttercup Blitz and Paint, Pen & PIxels.

All dates and details of upcoming activities will be shared through the newsletter and on Facebook.

Keri Sharpe
Executive Director

On the Land

We are looking forward to conserving another 790 acres of land this spring with the registration of two new conservation easements (CEs).

These easements will help the landowners meet their vision of conserving the ecological integrity of their properties including protecting the biodiversity of the forest and riparian meadows and improving rangeland health.

This addition will bring the total number of CEs to eight. They represent more than 2100 acres that Legacy has conserved through the participation of landowners.

If you're interested in more information about conservation, please contact me.

Mary Jane Block
Conservation Director

Check Us Out

Have you found us on Facebook or Instagram?

Stories Coordinator Sarah Leach and board member Bog Griebel are posting regular snippets about the world around us.
March 16, for example, featured a post about Richardson's ground squirrels, called "gophers" by many. You'll also find notices about events that may interest you, like RDRWA's new film on the Red Deer River (see below).
Source Waters

Our friends at the Red Deer River Watershed Alliance released a timely and thoughtful documentary on World Water Day, March 22. 

You can watch it here.
This documentary takes viewers on a west-to-east journey across the watershed. Along the way, scientists, elected officials, ranchers and agricultural producers talk about the watershed and its importance.
Spring?

The first day of spring is one thing, and the first spring day is another. The difference between them is sometimes as great as a month.
Henry Van Dyke

P.S. Or more if you live in Alberta. 😉
Photographers
Peter Fuzessery / Beaver
Sally Banks / Richardson's Ground Squirrel / Red Deer River & Creek
Lyle Eberle / Ice-skating Canada Goose
 
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