The Gates Are Officially Opening To The Pipestone Creek Conservation Lands
“We cordially invite you to join us on Tuesday, September 24 at 1:00 PM for a Grand Opening celebration and ceremonial tree planting at the 104 acre Pipestone Creek lands, located a mile from Coal Lake.” This is the invitation offered by Pamela Wight, Executive Director, Edmonton and Area Land Trust.
She continues on while proudly stating, “We are delighted to host this celebration of securement of the Pipestone Creek Conservation Lands for the residents of the region. This magnificent property is now accessible in perpetuity to educators and researchers, special interest groups, and the public at large. It will play a key role in the social, economic and environmental life of the citizens of the area.”
The Pipestone Creek property was acquired and is managed by Edmonton and Area Land Trust. The 104 acres (42 hectares) overlooking Pipestone Creek, is located just west of Coal Lake, several kilometers east of Wetaskiwin and approximately 60 kilometers southeast of Edmonton. The property had already been subdivided for 23 new acreages when an anonymous donor bought the property and handed it over to EALT. The property is certified as ecologically valuable by the federal Ecological Gifts program. The property borders the creek, features an oxbow lake, grasslands, varied woodlands, and is home to a wide variety of important wildlife. It has a stunningly beautiful landscape.
EALT is a non-profit, regional land trust, in operation since 2008. They are committed to securing and stewarding natural areas in the Greater Edmonton region. In just 5 years they have acquired 5 properties, thanks to the generosity of anonymous donors. The Edmonton and Area Land Trust (EALT) received the prestigious 2013 Emerald Award in the Not-for-Profits category. This award from the Alberta Emerald Foundation provides recognition to leaders in exemplary environmental stewardship.
Pamela explains. “During the ceremony, we will provide an opportunity for introductions, and for select dignitaries to say a few words to officially open the property, and to plant a commemorative tree seedling – to be part of our future forest. Following the program there will be an optional guided interpretive walk for 20 or 30 minutes.” EALT encourages people to join the historic occasion. To assist with planning, please advise Pamela Wight of your intention.at firstname.lastname@example.org