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Great Canadian Giving Challenge

This June, the Ann & Sandy Cross Conservation Area is joining charities across Canada to be a part of the Great Canadian Giving Challenge.

Here's how it works:

  • Every $1 donated IN JUNE is an automatic entry for your charity of choice to win (minimum $3 donation required)

  • Challenge begins June 1, 2017 at midnight Newfoundland Daylight Time (NDT) and ends on June 30, 2017 at 11:59:59 p.m. Pacific Daylight Time (PDT)

  • Grand prize draw is on CANADA DAY, July 1, 2017 - $10,000 will be donated to the winning charity

  • Only donations made on givingchallenge.ca or through the canadahelps.org website will be entered for the prize draw


Donations during the month of June will not only take us closer to the chance to win $10,000. Your support will continue to ensure our overall goals are met, that we can continue to deliver important conservation education programs to school groups as well protecting and maintaining the conservation area for all of the diverse and beautiful species that call it home.


ATB Cares
Wednesday, June 28, 2017

ATB Cares is back for a limited time! 

The best way to donate to your favourite charity is through ATB Cares. ATB Cares makes it easy for all Albertans to support the causes they care about. Your charity of choice receives 100% of your donation through this site and ATB will match 15% of every dollar donated to Alberta, non-religious charities to an annual limit of $200,000.

Volunteer Recruitment and Training for Spring 2017
Sunday, June 26, 2016

Interested in volunteering with the Ann & Sandy Cross Conservation Area?

ASCCA has hired a new volunteer coordinator, who will be organizing new volunteer recruitment and training sessions in Spring 2017.

Please check our website for updates and feel free to contact our coordinator Anna Aldridge at info@crossconservation.org or (403) 931-1042 with any questions. If you are interested in becoming a volunteer next year, we recommend you join our email list.




Nature Safari Daycamp Registration now open!
Friday, February 6, 2015

Please check out what weeks work best for your child's awesome summer experience.

Or email Laura for more information: lgriffin@crossconservation.org

We look forward to seeing you this summer.

Check out our Winter Newsletter!
Thursday, December 11, 2014

Hello Everyone!  Please find our Winter Newsletter attached to this page to get to know the ASCCA a little bit better!  If you have any questions, comments, or would like a hard copy please contact us at info@crossconservation.org or call Jen at 403-931-1042



As a result of growing concern about a need to protect the environmental sensitivity of the area along Pine Creek Trail the Staff at the ASCCA have decided to CLOSE PINE CREEK TRAIL until further notice.

A new, less intrusive trail has been opened in it's place. This trail will be known as the Paradise Trail and the grass has been cut on the new trail to help hikers identify it.  This trail is shorter than Pine Creek Trail was, however it encompasses much of the upper portion of the old Pine Creek Trail and displays many of the same spectacular views.

We are sorry for any inconvenience but have to support our first guiding principle to protect habitat and provide space for native species of wildlife through the careful management of the Ann & Sandy Cross Conservation Area's natural resources.

New maps is available via the PDF below and if you would like the .gpx file to load into your gps device please contact us.  
If you have any questions, comments or concerns please feel free to contact us at 403-931-1042 or at info@crossconservation.org.
See you at the Mayor's Expo!
Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Please join us June 3-5 from 9am - 3pm at the Mayor's Environmental Expo to learn more about the native species we have at the Cross Conservation Area!

We will be one of many booths showcasing environmental projects taking place in the Calgary area so come by, say hello and test out your native species knowledge! 




Thursday, February 20, 2014


Are you a Student Looking for the BEST Summer Job? You're in Luck because the ASCCA is Hiring! 

Do you have a passion for nature and want to share it with youth in your community?  Or love working with your hands spending sunny summer days outdoors?  Perhaps you want to escape the city and work in an office with views of the mountains and rolling foothills... 

Make your dreams a reality and work at the ASCCA as a summer student!  This summer the ASCCA is hiring 3 students to fill the positions of an Environmental Archivist, Education Assistant and a Habitat Management Assistant.  Please see the jobs tab for job descriptions and more details. 


area wildlife + plants

Meadow Vole
Microtus pennsylvanicus
Brown to blackish body with a grey belly, short round ears and a short tail.
Click on Area Plants
to find out more.
Click on Area Wildlife
to find out more.

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