2016 ENC Banquet: Saturday April 9th, 2016
THE SAWMILL BANQUET CENTRE
3840 – 76 Avenue, Edmonton MAP
(free ample parking)
The evening includes buffet dinner, guest speaker, announcement of award recipients, cash bar and door prizes.
Cocktails 5:00 pm -- Program 6:00 p.m.
Kevin Van Tighem:
“Land Use and Shrinking Rivers”
The headwaters of Alberta rivers are an inspiring landscape of mountains, foothills. beaver ponds, forests and grassland. That landscape is also the source of almost all our water.
Kevin will draw from his recently-released Heart Waters/Sources of the Bow River to explore the beauty, ecological diversity and importance of our headwaters landscapes, and how we can restore and sustain them.
Note: The number of seats is limited.
Tickets are $50 per person for ENC members.
All tickets are held at the door for pickup.
Kevin Van Tighem was born and raised in Calgary. His family roots in what is now Alberta go back to 1875. After graduating with a degree in Plant Science from the University of Calgary in 1977, he went on to work as a conservation biologist, park warden, interpreter and Park Superintendent in various western Canadian national parks over a career spanning more than thirty years.
A naturalist, paddler, hunter and angler, Kevin has devoted most of his life to promoting nature conservation and ecological education. He is the author of eleven books on wildlife and the environment (including Bears Without Fear (2013), The Homeward Wolf (2013) and, most recently, Heart Waters/Sources of the Bow River (2015), all published by Rocky Mountain Books) as well as numerous magazine and journal articles. He writes a regular column (This Land) for Alberta Views magazine.
Kevin and his wife Gail make their home in Canmore, Alberta. They have three grown children.