The Friends of Elk Island Society is a non-profit, charitable organization that co-operates with Parks Canada to promote understanding, appreciation and respect for Elk Island National Park.
We do not formally charge for membership of this Meetup group and our events are open to everyone. However, if you elect to pay for membership you will be supporting the aims of the Society and as a paid-up member you will be able to vote at our annual general meeting.
More information about the Society can be found in the Pages section of this group.
The Annual General Meeting for the Friends of Elk Island Society is coming up on January 26th, 2019 (see details below).
We invite enthusiastic individuals interested in conservation, research and/or outdoor pursuits to attend our Annual General Meeting to learn more about our society and the activities and programs we offer to the public. We also welcome folks you are interested in participating as a member of our Board. You would be joining a group of dedicated people who seek positive ways to interact with nature, promote getting outside to learn about our local ecosystems, and support research and citizen science.
AGM Details: Saturday, January 26, 2019 at Strathcona County Hall (2001 Sherwood Drive, Sherwood Park (https://goo.gl/maps/DGKqh) in Conference Centre 1 (there will be signs to guide you there).
• Arrival and coffee/snacks: 12:45 – 1 PM
• Annual General Meeting: 1 – 2 PM.
• Presentation by Wes Olson, retired Parks Canada warden and bison expert: 2 – 3 PM. Wes will talk about the ecology of bison, bison re-introductions, and the role of Elk Island National Park in bison conservation.
Hope you see you at the meeting and presentation!
Chair, Friends of Elk Island Society