Ivy Smith, Y2Y's Flathead Campaign Associate, is spending her summer at farmers markets, festivals, and outdoor stores in Waterton Park and around Calgary collecting signatures for the petition to establish a Flathead Valley National Park Reserve Wilderness Area. So far, Ivy has received a positive response from those who have not yet heard about the initiative and enthusiasm from those who have been long time supporters. After spending Canada Day weekend campaigning in beautiful Waterton Park, Ivy discovered how exciting it can be to show people how their signature can make an impact on the future of Canada's National Parks.
Volunteers needed! If you are passionate about protecting the Flathead River Valley and would like to volunteer to join Ivy as she raises support please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org to get more information on where she'll be next.
John George “Kootenai” Brown, Waterton's very first park superintendent recognized that the park was incomplete without a protected area in B.C.’s Flathead.
100 years later Ivy is helping to fulfill Kootenai Brown's vision of a protected Flathead. Fittingly the first place she tabled was at Kootenai Brown Village in Pincher Creek