Note that while this Adventure was in 2021, there is an updated Biodiversity Bees in Brentwood adventure running in 2022. Please see here.
Please join us on Tuesday evenings* this summer for a season of social stewardship through Biodiversity Conservation in the Centennial Natureground and Whispering Woods – tucked away in a corner of Brentwood, in northwest Calgary.
* the bees will run in the evenings through July; starting in August they will switch to Tuesday mornings
Polly Knowlton Cockett and Robin Cockett firstname.lastname@example.org
All donations to AWA are eligible for a charitable tax receipt.
Why Join This Adventure?
Following closely on the 2021 Earth Day theme of Restore our Earth, this year’s World Environment Day, June 5, will kick off the UN Decade of Ecosystem Restoration – all of which fits into Calgary’s own biodiversity initiatives and aspirations. And, it all comes together nicely under the 2021 theme for the International Day for Biological Diversity: We’re Part of the Solution. As we’re still all in the midst of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, it seems like the perfect year to join in with communal stewardship right here in Brentwood – with plenty of space to keep 2 metres apart.
We will be meeting on all 11 Tuesdays between the Solstice and Labour Day from June 22 to August 31st. We’ll start with six evenings [6:00-8:00 p.m.] in June and July, taking advantage of the early summer’s lingering light, followed by five mornings [9:00-11:00 a.m.] in August and September. The final gathering will be also be a season-ending Celebration, with a Bring Your Own Everything Picnic [11:00 a.m. onwards].
Meet at the Prairie Amphitheatre in Whispering Woods, just opposite 3508 Brenner Drive NW, or in the adjacent Centennial Natureground on the west side of Dr. Coffin School, at 5615 Barrett Drive NW.
Due to the ongoing pandemic, each attendee will need to Bring Your Own Everything, such as gloves, tools, snacks, sunblock, insect repellent, small collection bucket [such as an ice cream pail], and your drinking water. The only things shared will be the larger collection container for litter and weeds, along with distanced and delightful conversation.
We will observe COVID-19 precautions and guidance from the Government of Alberta and expect
participants to follow appropriate sanitizing and social distancing. We thank you for your understanding
and cooperation! If you need more details you can check the Government website at:
Please bring a personal mask and your own hand sanitizer.
Thank you for joining us for this exceptional day out in one of Alberta’s truly wonderful Wild Spaces
— we look forward to meeting you there!
Things To be Aware Of
Dress for the weather, and for gardening.
You are welcome for a few hours or a few minutes at any or all of the Tuesday Bees.
Calgarians and Albertans have repeatedly demonstrated delight in getting to know their neighbours through shared activities of all sorts. You are heartily encouraged to enjoy such camaraderie by joining these fun and festive Community Biodiversity Bees, while also learning about and supporting local native biodiversity.
You are welcome to join in without donating: we value your time and effort in support of local biodiversity.
You are welcome to sponsor us, by donating to AWA.
You are welcome to join in AND sponsor/donate for this Wild Adventure!
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