The Brooks and District Fish and Game Association (BFGA) has reached its fundraising goal for the Brooks Aqueduct Habitat Enhancement project.
This conservation area provides significant ecological value as well as recreational value for the surrounding communities and its members. Located south of the Brooks Aqueduct National and Provincial Historic Site, it also provides visitors to the Brooks Aqueduct recreational opportunities to enjoy in the area.
In terms of work, there is now a temporary sign installed recognizing the partners and sponsors of this great habitat enhancement project. In addition, two nature trail signs have also been placed at the Brooks Aqueduct parking lot.
The BFGA is very pleased to receive a $10,000 grant from the Community Foundation Southern Alberta and a $25.000 donation from Canadian Natural Resources towards the project.
The area is used year-round for recreational activities. In the summer, folks often canoe, kayak, and fish on the trout pond and walk the beautiful nature trail around the pond. In the winter, ice fishing, skating, snow shoeing, cross county skiing and walking are popular activities. The property is also used as a pheasant release site.
These fundraising boosts will enhance recreational value of the property, including the hunting experience for the pheasant release and opportunities for bird and wildlife viewing.