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Events and News
25th Apr


On April 24th, W.D. Cuts’ junior high leadership class got some insights into their upcoming involvement in planting trees at Riverlot 56.   With less than a month away from a planned school field trip to Riverlot 56, Dan Stoker ...

16th Apr


Plans are shaping up for volunteer involvement in tree planting this spring and summer. The first planting push will take place on May 23rd and 24th. (Saturday and Sunday after the long-weekend in May)   Anyone interested in ...

14th Jan


With timelines fast approaching for the submission of grant applications to support the next 2015 phase of the mega-project to re-naturalize the open spaces of Riverlot 56, details have been pretty much worked out on a basic plan. Ten ...

5th Jan


From the Alberta White Spruce Forest air photo library, 1954: A short flight line covering Riverlot 56–showing the locations of the trails at the time quite clearly. This panoramic image was made from 2 photos.  

15th Dec


Further to the news on October 15th, the completion of work to plant trees over the spring, summer and fall of 2014 has yielded a nice, new ski trail winding through the lower open field of Riverlot 56. Track setting was possible in ...

15th Oct


The first major effort to tackle the issue of weed infestation and forest re-naturalization in the open fields at Riverlot 56 has now been implemented. The first action started in May of 2014. The focus has been the field north of ...

22nd Jun


The Riverlot 56 society would like to recognize and thank Rebel Heart Trucking for their contributions to our reforestation project at Riverlot 56. We very much appreciate the free delivery of a load of water on site when we were in ...

30th May


Saturday, May 24th was historic. 400 white spruce trees were planted in ten ‘islands’. This is the first step in a long process to re-naturalize and return the area to a look it may have had before human agricultural intrusion. ...

10th Apr


Come join us for our annual Trail Maintenance and Clean Up! All are welcome Saturday, May 10th at 10 am. Join us at the parking lot adjacent to the Upper Riverlot (along Poundmaker Road south of Sturgeon Valley Road). Although gloves ...

17th Aug


Come and join us as we celebrate Riverlot 56 Natural Area’s 30th Anniversary! 30 years ago Riverlot 56 was established as a natural area. Since then volunteer stewards have maintained and cared for it. Many residents have enjoyed ...