Save Big Hill Springs AB Provincial Park from Gravel Pit Development

Save Big Hill Springs AB Provincial Park from Gravel Pit Development

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Aynsley Foss started this petition to Kevin Hanson (Rocky View Council Member, Division 3) and

During a March 2nd Rocky View Council meeting a 131-hectare gravel pit owned by Mountain Ash was approved despite significant opposition from conservationists, nearby farmers, visitors, and residents most impacted by the gravel pit. A total of 63 residents from Rocky View County opposed the pit while only 12 residents located within the county supported it. The vote proceeded despite a letter from Alberta Environment and Parks officials urging Council to delay their decision until a thorough environmental review could be completed. 

The Park is considered one of Canada’s top springs, and is host to a fish hatchery, species at risk, unique tufa mineral features, hiking trails and picnic areas. Given its close proximity to Calgary, Cochrane, and Airdrie, the Park is regularly used by locals, and welcomes 250,000 visitors a year. In 2020, the province made significant upgrades to park, which are now compromised by proposed gravel extraction.

The Big Hill Springs Provincial Park’s natural environment and habitat is at catastrophic risk if gravel pit development ensues.

Please sign our petition to protect Big Hill Springs Provincial Park by ensuring no large-scale industrial development occurs within 5km of the Park.

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