Special Areas Offices Closed for Heritage Day

Our offices will be closed for Heritage Day on Monday, August 3. Offices will reopen on Tuesday, August 4 with regular office hours. Please stay safe this long weekend by maintaining physical distancing recommendations, including staying 6 ft apart, washing your hands regularly, and following public health recommendations.

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Fire Advisory in Place – July 28, 2020

Effective July 28, 2020 the Special Areas Board has issued a Fire Advisory for Special Areas No. 2, 3 & 4. To complete a controlled burn, please contact your local district office during business hours to complete a controlled burn notification form. Safe campfires are allowed in campgrounds and random

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Special Area No. 2 Moves to AHS COVID-19 Watch Designation

UPDATE - July 29, 2020 Special Area No. 2 is no longer designated as having a watch status by the Province as the total active cases has dropped below the "watch" threshold of 10. This status may continue to change as case levels change over time. For current information on

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Updated Environmental Review Form Now Available

The updated Environmental Review Form is now available for use or applications for new surface dispositions located on public lands in the Special Areas. For more information on this update, you can view the updated fact sheet. The Environmental Review Program, in place since 2010, was designed to better manage

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Fieldwork Underway at Blood Indian Reservoir

Special Areas is excited to welcome staff from Alberta Environment and Parks (AEP) to Blood Indian Reservoir this month. The team from AEP, led by Craig Copeland – Fish Culture Manager, will be completing fieldwork at Blood Indian and will be completing a netting and seining program over two eight-day

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Summer Ag Talk Newsletter Now Available!

The 2020 summer edition of the Special Areas Board Ag newsletter is now available here. This edition dives into tips and information for producers, including: - Designing pasture pipelines - AFSC deadline information - Managing saline land - Noxious weed information and controls - Healthy roots, healthy trees - Dutch

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Campground fees increasing July 1

Fees for camping at all Special Areas municipal parks will be increasing on July 1, 2020. Rates have not changed since 2018, when unserviced site fees increased from $12.50 to $15.00 per unit per night. Rates for serviced sites at various parks have not increased for many years, despite rising

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2020 Ratepayer Meeting Information Now Available

With traditional ratepayer meetings deferred until fall, digital versions of reporting and presentations have been posted online this month. Annual ratepayer meetings give residents throughout the Special Areas the chance to share feedback and to get updates on current projects and planned work. With in-person meetings deferred, some of the

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Special Areas Offices Reopening to the Public – June 22, 2020

All Special Areas offices will be reopening to public access on Monday, June 22 with normal office hours. Service will continue to be provided over the phone or through email if preferred. To help keep our employees and our ratepayers safe, we have made some changes to how our offices

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Large Group Campsites Available For Reservation

Large group campsites at Prairie Oasis Park and Gooseberry Lake Park may be reserved for the 2020 season. These sites include the: - Camp Kitchen Site (Prairie Oasis Park) - Bullpound Loop Group Site (Prairie Oasis Park) - Group Site A (Gooseberry Lake Park) - Group Site B (Gooseberry Lake

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