Petitioning Parks Department The City of Calgary and 1 other

Let's put water back into the Inglewood Wildlands Pond!

Did you know that the Inglewood Wildlands once featured a prolific pond, home to diverse wildlife and vegetation? The pond was filled using clean groundwater, via a pump that was part of the refinery site hydrocarbon recovery program. In 2007, the pump broke. Despite repeated requests, it was never replaced, resulting in the pond water drying up.

For many years before the pond went dry, there was an extremely active environmental education program on the site. Thousands of Calgary school children, one class at a time, came to the Wildlands to learn about industrial site reclamation, urban biodiversity and environmental stewardship. When the pond went dry, many of the animals moved on, hundreds of trees and shrubs planted by volunteers died and the IWDS education program ceased to operate.

On October 13, 2016, The City of Calgary presented the the Bend in the Bow Grand Vision to the community. It's an ambitious and inspiring plan, however the Inglewood Wildlands Development Society (a sub-commitee of the Inglewood Community Association) are disappointed that the re-introduction of water back into the Wildlands pond is not currently part of the plan. The City is under the impression that the community does not see the necessity and value of the water filled pond being re-established to further site biodiversity. We don't believe that's true!

If you believe it is important to see water back in the Inglewood Wildlands pond, show your support by signing our petition! 

This petition will be delivered to:
  • Parks Department
    The City of Calgary
  • Parks Project Lead
    Mr Jim Klimes


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