Bunchberry Meadows Conservation Area, AB (Photo by Kyle Marquardt)
NCC, a not-for-profit land conservation group, along with the Edmonton and Area Land Trust (EALT), has acquired Bunchberry Meadows, a 260-hectare (640-acre) parcel of land located just 30 kilometres from downtown Edmonton and approximately two kilometres from the North Saskatchewan River.
Over the years Bunchberry Meadows has remained intact. But the surrounding lands and the city of Edmonton have undergone significant changes. Natural spaces in and around Edmonton continue to be developed. It’s increasingly difficult for city dwellers to find open green spaces to enjoy a sunny afternoon, or teach their children about the outdoors.
The campaign for Bunchberry Meadows was officially launched in Edmonton on May 21, 2015. Since then, Edmontonians have stepped up in support so that this special community amenity can be created.
The Edmonton and Area Land Trust has become a significant and important partner on the Bunchberry Meadows Conservation Area by making a $1.5-million commitment to our campaign. Going forward, NCC and EALT will collaborate on the ongoing management of Bunchberry, including conducting wildlife species inventories, installing bird boxes and hosting public volunteer activities to steward the site.
This project was completed with the support of:
- Families of the Parkland Syndicate
- Government of Canada
- Edmonton and Area Land Trust
- Government of Alberta
- John & Barbara Poole Family Funds
- Parkland County
- Carol & Rae Allen and Family
- Johanna & Otto Holzapfel
Access Bunchberry Meadows
Stay tuned for an exciting announcement regarding Bunchberry Meadows. The property will open to the public for year-round foot access this fall.
Help support the ongoing stewardship
The campaign to raise funds for the purchase of Bunchberry is complete, but there will be ongoing stewardship costs. Any funding to keep this land so that children and families can connect with and explore nature are greatly appreciated by NCC and all Canadians.
NCC is a registered charity. All donations over $10 are eligible for a tax receipt (in some cases tax receipts will be worth half of the value of the donation).
For infomation about access or to find an NCC representative in your area, visit our Contact Us page.