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North Hill Coulee should be natural refuge for all to enjoy

5 11 19

Every generation or so, concerned Calgarians have rallied and stuck up for urban nature.

Tenacious visionaries brought us Confederation Park in 1967, Fish Creek Park in 1975, and Nose Hill Park in 1980. In each case, Calgary City Council was asked for bold action, and they accomplished what must have been incredibly daunting. Now these natural spaces are some of Calgarians’ most cherished places.

The Friends of Confederation Creek (FOCC) are very encouraged by city administration and the Confederation Park Stormwater Drainage Study’s findings which were released March 8, 2019. http://www.calgary.ca/PDA/pd/Pages/Current-studies-and-ongoing-activities/Highland-Park.aspx

This study looks at the natural and man-made watershed of what used to be known as the North Hill Coulee. This coulee was formed by the retreat of Ice Age glaciers and there has been water flowing in it around the southern foot of Nose Hill since that time.

The coulee is part of the largest water catchment in Calgary. The catchment is 2,700 hectares, encompassing communities........

© Calgary Herald