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Dear Circle of Friends,

I would like to let you know that after much contemplation I have made the decision to move on from my position as Legacy’s Conservation Coordinator. This fall I will be going back to school to pursue a passion of mine.

I would like to take this opportunity to express my gratitude for your contributions to Legacy. Each of you—as volunteers and supporters—has made my time here very enjoyable. 

I have been inspired by your dedication to conserving land that matters to the community. I am proud of what we have accomplished and will continue celebrating Legacy's amazing work now and in the future.

I would like to leave you with a quote:

There is a way up toward the better world we have seen in our dreams, but these stairs won’t build themselves” – Higher Path by Gabriel Andreas

Thank you,
Owen Rodger

Special Thanks To...

Kevin Van Tighem for his virtual presentation on the importance of landscape to water in Alberta. 

"Almost all of Alberta's water originates as winter snows and spring rains on the Eastern Slopes and Foothills. It doesn't come from the streams—it comes to the streams from the land. So how we use the land determines the health of our creeks and rivers."

Click here to watch Kevin's video.

Welcome To Our Summer Students

Jordan Collin is back for his second year with us as Jr. Conservation Area Interpreter. His name will be familiar to many as he is a regular contributor to this newsletter. Joining him this year is Alistair Baron as Jr. Range Conservationist.

They're busy organizing activities for the summer—including some opportunities for you to become involved. We'll keep you posted!

Losing the Dark

Have you checked out the night sky lately? On a clear night a hundred years ago, the Milky Way appeared bright enough that it cast several different shadows from sunset to sunrise. Nowadays, we are lucky to notice it at all! 

Anthropogenic light pollution—light pollution caused by human activity—has upset the sleep-wake cycles of many land animals including us and has obscured the celestial objects which migratory species use ... 


Six-spotted Orb Weaver

“Once you begin watching spiders, you haven't time for much else.”
― E.B. White

These colourful spiders are found around the world. I found this one in a roadside ditch and others on raspberry canes in my garden. 
The Red Deer River Watershed Alliance is holding its virtual Annual General Meeting (AGM) on Friday July 10, 2020. The morning meeting runs from 9:30 to 12 noon.

Check here for more information. The event is free but you need to register.
Sandy Easterbrook / Black-eyed Susans
Sally Banks / Red Deer River Tributary / Six-spotted Orb Weaver
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