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Response to COVID-19 pandemic and updates from the Ann & Sandy Cross Conservation Area

Response to COVID-19 pandemic and updates from the Ann & Sandy Cross Conservation Area

To our volunteers, donors and neighbours,

The coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic has impacted all of our lives in some manner or another, forcing us to make changes to prevent its spread.

The Ann & Sandy Cross Conservation Area, along with many other organizations, has postponed education programs until the current situation changes.

Out of a concern for health and safety, our building will be closed to the public.

All washrooms in the area, including outhouses will also be closed.

As many are limiting their contact with others and avoiding public places, we encourage everyone to enjoy the outdoors and experience the health benefits of time spent in nature. The ASCCA will remain open for hiking and snowshoeing. To add to your visit, we have interpretive signs along our Fescue and Aspen trails to guide your hike.

Please note that we do not allow dog-walking, skiing or biking in the area. For a full list of our guidelines as a conservation area, please visit our website .

To make the area more accessible, we will suspend the fee required for parking in our visitor lot until further notice. While visitors are not expected to pay for parking in our lot, donations are still very much appreciated. 

If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to reach out. If we are not in the office, the best means of contact is by emailing info@crossconservation.org . Please call 403-612-5526 in the event of an emergency or issue you think we should be aware of.

We wish you and your loved ones all the best in these uncertain times.

Click here to download fun nature activity sheets!

Click here for resources on COVID-19 in Alberta

area wildlife + plants

Rough fescue
Festuca scabrella
Big clumps of grass with short roots. There is a purple colour at the base of the leaves.
Click on Area Plants
to find out more.
Click on Area Wildlife
to find out more.

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