With the help of volunteers and supporters from across Alberta, the goal of Defend Alberta Parks is to ensure the province’s parks remain within the Alberta Parks system and remain protected.
With the help of volunteers and supporters from across Alberta, a plan to delist 175 parks was reversed and no parks were removed from the parks system in 2020.
With new parks legislation anticipated in 2021, Defend Alberta Parks will work to ensure all parks remain protected for decades to come.
Defend Alberta Parks is organized by the Alberta Environmental Network and CPAWS Southern Alberta and Northern Alberta chapters. It is funded by generous donations from Albertans, small businesses and local non-profit organizations.
About Defend Alberta Parks
Who is behind Defend Alberta Parks?
Defend Alberta Parks is organized by the Alberta Environmental Network and the Alberta chapters of the Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society (CPAWS). Hundreds of volunteers from across Alberta are helping to deliver lawn signs, deliver flyers and bring Defend Alberta Parks to more communities.
How is Defend Alberta Parks funded?
Defend Alberta Parks is supported by donations from individuals, small businesses and local non-profit groups from Alberta. Donations are collected by the Alberta Environmental Network and go towards lawn signs, flyers and sharing the campaign across the province. Hundreds of volunteers help by delivering signs, flyers and organizing Defend Alberta Parks.
What are the donations used for?
Donations to Defend Alberta Parks are collected by the Alberta Environmental Network and go towards lawn signs, flyers and sharing the campaign across the province. Hundreds of volunteers help by delivering signs, flyers and organizing Defend Alberta Parks.
How to Help
How can I help?
The most important thing you can do to help is tell your MLA that you do not support these changes. Every letter, call, email and tweet will make a difference.
- Quickly send a letter using this form from CPAWS.
- Send a personal letter or email to your MLA. Find their contact information from the Government of Alberta website.
- Call your MLA.
The second best thing is to share Defend Alberta Parks with your friends, family and community.
How can I make a donation?
Donations are accepted by the Alberta Environmental Network and go towards lawn signs, flyers and expanding Defend Alberta Parks into more communities in Alberta. Every donation is greatly appreciated!
You can donate online or send donations by cheque to:
Alberta Environmental Network
PO Box 4541
Edmonton AB T6E 5G4
If you need a tax receipt, please call Natalie Odd at 587.228.6391 prior to making the donation.
How can I volunteer?
Defend Alberta Parks is supported by hundreds of volunteers from around the province. Let us know what roles you prefer and your location by filling out the volunteer form.
Alberta Environmental Network
The Alberta Environmental Network (AEN) connects Albertans and environmental groups that are dedicated to preserving and protecting Alberta’s environment.
As a non-profit and non-partisan organization, the AEN supports collaboration of the environmental community throughout the province.
Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society
The Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society (CPAWS) is Canada’s only nationwide charity dedicated solely to the protection of our public land and water, and ensuring our parks are managed to protect the nature within them.
Thank you to every volunteer and donor, and thank you to every home and business that is displaying a lawn sign.
A special thanks to the generous donations from:
Dr. Joe Vipond