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Challenging the Junior Forest Warden Challengers at the JFW Leadership Workshop

Awesome times with our new Wild By Nature…..

Eco-Challenge ~ Treasure Island ~ Wilderness Trivia Adventure Game

We canoed from island to island on Long Lake with the JFW Challengers.  Each team was competing for points through a number of crazy activities including using map and compass to find their clue cards in blocks of ice; starting fires on the water and transporting the live fires across the lake; identifying plants & animal signs; coming onto a triage situation where they had to test their wilderness survival and first aid knowledge and skills; and much, much more!  A good time was had by all, and everybody was challenged to improve their outdoor skills.

 

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Thank You for your Support :)

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A Great Big THANK YOU to everyone who came out to help with our Sept 5 “Long and Narrow Lakes Stewardship Society” Open House.  The Society’s mission is to protect and conserve these special lakes and the surrounding area, and to promote the responsible, sustainable use of the lakes to ensure they can also be enjoyed by future generations of Albertans. The Open House was meant to make people who live in the area aware of the exceptional lakes and outdoor education facilities in their back yard, and to encourage them to become involved in the protection and conservation of these lakes and ecosystems in their watershed.

The Alberta Junior Forest Wardens were a huge help in welcoming guests, giving tours, assisting with the paddling programs, teaching crafts, and sharing the great history and wonderful experiences JFW’s have had at Long Lake. Long Lake Centre started as a Junior Forest Warden Outdoor Education Camp in 1982, and it was really special to have so many JFW’s here supporting this great initiative to protect and conserve these clear, clean, spring fed headwaters lakes. JFW’s from  St. Albert, Rochester, Glory Hills, Medicine Hat. and Chief Warden Terry Garret and AJFWA President Roger Madaire did a great job showing visitors what the Junior Forest Warden movement is all about, and sharing their love for nature and our special places with everyone who came to the Open House.

Representatives from the Athabasca County Council, local MLA Colin Piquette and reporters from the Athabasca Advocate and “The River” FM station also came out to show their support for the lakes and the Outdoor Education camps on them.  It was a great day for Nature:))

Summer Fun with Wild By Nature Adventures

It has been an awesome summer of adventure from the Maligne Lake Canoeing & Hiking Expedition with the Junior Forest Wardens; to Waterdays Fun with the Calling Lake Crew; to the Girl Guide International Jamboree of 3000 Girl Guides from around the world; to the the Leduc County Extreme Adventure Summer Camp; to the Athabasca Friendship Centre Family Camp; Paddle Canada Canoe, Kayak and SUP Courses; Wilderness Survival Workshops and the St. Joseph High School Summer Retreat.    Awesome times and lots of learning about the great outdoors.

We are now gearing up for our fall programs with more wilderness adventures and fun for all :))

See you soon :))

 

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Athabasca County Family Fun :)

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Great times had by all with Stand Up Paddle Boarding, Kayaking, Canoeing, Survivor Challenge, Nature Hike with Plant ID, Fire Lighting with Flint & Steel, Bog Jumping and Bannock on a stick over the campfire…..summer fun at it’s best 🙂  The crew was excited to find 2 watermelons at ‘Watermelon Patch’ across the lake!

The Junior Forest Warden Chief Warden, Terry Garret  and Lorraine Duma stopped by for a visit and some paddling fun on beautiful Long Lake too 🙂

Sea Kayak & Voyager Canoe Adventure To Grey Owl’s Cabin

Last fall we guided a trip for family and friends to the all famous Grey Owl’s Cabin in Prince Albert National Park, Saskatchewan.  It was an epic adventure.  Nature at it’s best 🙂

Grey Owl was a world renowned conservationist and author.

In working with the National Parks Branch, Grey Owl gained recognition and fame in his early career as a conservationist, becoming the subject of many films, and being established as the “‘caretaker of park animals’ at Riding Mountain National Park in Manitoba” in 1931.[3] Together with his numerous articles, books, films and lectures, his views on conservation reached audiences beyond the borders of Canada, challenging people to re-evaluate their relationship with nature. His conservation views largely focused on humans’ negative impact on nature through their commodification of nature’s resources for profits, and a need for humans to develop a respect for the natural world.[4

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