Inglewood Wildlands Development Society

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The Inglewood Wildlands Development Society, a non-profit organization was formed in 1995. An elected Board of Directors, meeting monthly, continues its role in the ongoing development of the Wildlands in partnership with Petro-Canada, the City of Calgary, Ducks Unlimited and the Inglewood Community Association.

The next meeting of the Inglewood Society is on the second Thursday in April (April 10, 2014) from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm at the Inglewood Community Hall. Everyone is welcome.

Vision: To create a safe, vibrant and well used recreational, educational and enjoyment natural public space with an interpretation theme of industrial reclamation and remediation tied into the history of oil and gas in Calgary.

Stewardship: The IWDS will maintain stewardship of the wildlands and the ongoing balance between the desire of public use and natural environments.

Development: The IWDS will continue the ongoing development of the wildlands in partnership with the City of Calgary and Petro-Canada.

Telling the Story : The IWDS will foster educational opportunities readily available in the making of the wildlands, teach its natural history, industrialization, citizen/industry/government partnering, people involvement and the reclamation process.

Partnership: The IWDS will further expand its function and will seek new partners, from individuals and organizations, representing a broad spectrum of support, vested interests and membership growth.

Founding Principles: The IWDS will play a leading role in providing direction in compliance with the original lease agreement and the founding intent and principles. The society will respond to new issues/problems; to formulate new principles and practices as they arise.


Executive - Inglewood Wildlands Development Society

President - 
Gary Webster
Vice President - 
Sara Poldaas
Secretary - 
Colin Guild
Past President -  Dave Marshall
Director -  Marilyn Horne
Director -  Geoff Houston


The Inglewood Wildlands Education Program existed with the generous financial and in-kind support of several organizations and many individuals.
We gratefully recognize the contributions of:

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Our major sponsor, the owner of the land and the company responsibile for the clean-up
Inglewood Wildlands Development Society
Had long-term vision, and provides direction to the education program
City of Calgary
Has a 100-year lease on the property and is responsible for maintaining the land
Rotary Clubs of Calgary
and Area
Provides busing sponsorship, educational equipment and volunteer man-hours
Alberta Lottery Fund - Community Incentives Program
Lottery funding for expansion of education program
Shell Canada
Environmental Fund
Environmental monitoring equipment for field use
Oak Environmental
Analytical equipment used by field scientists for student use
Campus Calgary - Open Minds
Coordinators have provided guidance to ensure a sound learning experience
Nature Calgary-Calgary Field Naturalists' Society
Donation of viewing platform overlooking the pond
Grey Fox Associates Inc.
Website development funding
Alberta Computer Wharehouse
in-kind computer support


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