EVENTS

Photo from Alberta Invasive Species Council.

Photo from Alberta Invasive Species Council.

Elk Island National Park Weed Pull

Join the Friends of Elk Island Society (FEIS) on Saturday, July 29, 2023 for another weed pull in Elk Island National Park. We will be targeting Tall Buttercup to help control this invasive weed as part of an ongoing effort to restore grassland habitat in the Park. 


We will meet at the Mud lake parking lot at 9:00 am…. We will be easy to find. We will have a hot dog BBQ at lunch and wrap up the event at 1 pm. Note this is a members-only event. If you are not a member and want to join us, please visit our website: 

https://www.elkisland.ca/membership


Please dress appropriately for the weather. Bring water, insect repellent, sunscreen, a hat, and work gloves. Parks staff will supply any tools and training necessary. Volunteers will be required to sign a volunteer form; individuals under 18 years of age will require the signature of a parent or guardian to participate. Sunday, July 30 is the rain back up date for this event (same start and end times). There is free admission to the Park for weed pull volunteers, just tell them at the gate that you are assisting with the weed pull and they will give you a day pass. Photo from Alberta Invasive Species Council.


Photo by iNaturalist

Elk Island National Park Weed Pull

Join the Friends of Elk Island Society (FEIS) on Saturday, July 8, 2023, for a weed pull in Elk Island National Park. We will be lopping off the heads of Field Scabious to help control this invasive weed as part of an ongoing effort to restore grassland habitat in the Park.  


We will meet at the Visitors Centre parking lot at 10 am...we will be easy to find. We will have a hot dog BBQ at lunch, and wrap up the event at 2 pm.


Note that this is a members-only event. If you are not a member and want to join us, please visit our website: https://www.elkisland.ca/membership.


Please dress appropriately for the weather. Bring water, insect repellant, sunscreen, a hat, and work gloves. Parks staff will supply any tools and training necessary. Volunteers will be required to sign a volunteer form; individuals under 18 years of age will require the signature of a parent or guardian to participate. Sunday, July 9, 2023, is the rain day backup date for the event (same start and end times). 


Photo by Andrew Whitmam


Annual General Meeting - Friends of Elk Island Society

Annual General Meeting, Friends of Elk Island Society. Join us at Astotin Theatre in Elk Island National Park at 1:30 pm on Sunday, June 4th, 2023. The Chair of the Friends will provide a summary of activities over the past year, and a representative from Elk Island National Park will give an update on the Park. A guest will provide a summary of a project in the Beaver Hills Biosphere. Light refreshments will be provided, and so will door prizes for those attending the AGM! All are welcome to the meeting. Regular Parks Canada entrance fees will apply.


Biking Like a Viking through the Beaver Hills Biosphere

July 23, 2023

In support of the Beaver Hills Biosphere - For more information please click on the link below

https://mailchi.mp/canadianbirkie/media-release-may18


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The Friends of Elk Island Society host annual events throughout the year and  participates in others to support the advocacy for Elk Island National Park. 

Family Day - February - Run by Elk Island National Park  

Friends of Elk Island Society AGM - June - Run by Friends of Elk Island Society

Canada Day - July 1st - Run by Elk Island National Park

Parks Day - July - Run by Elk Island National Park

Bison Fest - August - Run by Elk Island National Park (since 2015)

Dark Sky - September Long Weekend - Run by the Beaver Hills Dark Sky Preserve

Christmas Bird Count - December 26th Run by Friends of Elk Island Society