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Fish Creek Provincial Park carries a rich and colorful history that spans over 10 000 years, with links to First Nations groups, European settlements, ranching and more. At 3349 acres, it is one of the largest urban parks in North America, with a mixture of grassland, wetlands, forest and riverine areas, all of which have experienced varied impacts from the park’s surrounding urban setting. Join walk leader and local history buff, Wayne Meikle, to learn about how constructed wetlands have been used to restore some of the natural balance to this urban park, along with many more fun and interesting facts that are unknown to most who visit here.
Walk leader Wayne Meikle worked for Provincial Parks in Alberta for 35 years until he retired as an Urban Park Planner. He worked especially in the area of urban park management and has been involved in operations, construction and planning of urban parks. In his private life, he has been an elected councillor in both Vermilion and Okotoks and involved with many volunteer committees and organizations that work to improve the quality of the environment and our communities, such as the Friends of Fish Creek. He is one of our founding members and one of our most avid fans and volunteers!
Untold Fish Creek Stories is a free event and part of the Jane’s Walk global walking festival. No registration necessary.