Join Us in Whispering Woods and the Centennial Natureground!
SUMMER TUESDAYS: Join us for Biodiversity Bees and Social Stewardship!
Following closely on the 2022 Earth Day theme of Invest in Our Planet, this year’s World Environment Day, June 5, theme is Only One Earth. And it all comes together nicely under the 2022 theme for the International Day for Biological Diversity: Building a Shared Future for All Life. It seems like the perfect year to join in with communal stewardship right here in Brentwood.
Yes, we’ll be at it again – even if still physically distanced! If you live, work, attend school, play, shop, volunteer, or visit in Brentwood – or would like to – please join us this summer for another season of social stewardship through biodiversity conservation in the Centennial Natureground and Whispering Woods – tucked away in the NW corner of Brentwood. Again this year, due to ongoing pandemic considerations, 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 own drinking water. Be sure to also bring your own mask and hand sanitizer, if desired, and follow all public health guidelines. The only things shared will be the larger collection container for litter and weeds, along with distanced and delightful conversation.
Please join us and become part of the unfolding stories of inspiring community building and care in our local natural areas. We will be meeting on all 11 Tuesdays between the Solstice and Labour Day from June 21st to August 30th. The first 10 evenings will be from 6:00-8:00 p.m., and the final evening will be a little earlier, from 5:00-7:00 p.m. Both the first and final gatherings will be also be followed by our annual season beginning and ending Celebrations. Along with any Potluck items, they will be Bring Your Own Everything (BYOE) Picnics (plates, cups, utensils, food, drink, etc.).
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Summer Solstice Celebration!
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Wind Up Celebration!
Calgarians 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.
- Bring your families; Bring your friends!
- Make an outing of the occasion and enjoy the full opportunities provided by the area’s recreation, gardening, and gathering spaces.
- Socialize. Learn. Help. No experience required!
- Strengthen and Sustain your community through conversation, collaboration, and celebration.
- Keep Your Distance throughout and BYOE!
Meet at the Prairie Amphitheatre in Whispering Woods, just off Brenner Drive NW, or in the adjacent Centennial Natureground on the west side of Dr. Coffin School, at 5615 Barrett Drive NW. Dress for the weather, and for gardening. We will be working in both Whispering Woods and the Centennial Natureground. Arrive and assist as you’re willing and able, and please remember to bring your own everything, as mentioned above.
Environmentally yours, Polly Lee Knowlton Cockett
Grassroutes Ethnoecological Association, firstname.lastname@example.org