|Renowned conservationist Harvey Locke says if more
work is done to protect the headwaters of rivers west of Calgary and High
River, southern Alberta would have “a lot less of a flood problem.”
Photograph by: Bruce Masterman
Conservationist urges province to ‘work with nature’ to reduce flooding
By Colette Derworiz, Calgary Herald March 14, 2014
As Alberta works to protect against future flooding, a well-known conservationist says the province needs to start thinking about what nature needs.
Harvey Locke, who won the prestigious Harkin Award for his lifetime commitment to conservation last year, will speak Friday night at Wild Soiree: Nature Needs Half event, hosted by CPAWS Southern Alberta (Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society) in Calgary.
“We have some pretty serious examples of not living with nature’s needs in mind,” Locke said in an interview. “If we protected the headwaters of the rivers west of Calgary and High River, we would have a lot less of a flood problem.
“Let’s work with nature instead of against nature.”
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