By Jerika Bradford
Cell phones, computers, TVs, tablets – we’re knee-deep in the digital world. So let’s take a little time to smell the fresh air and walk outside. It’ll help you reconnect with nature and, if you grab a walking buddy, it can help you reconnect with your friends and family too.
And now you’ve got a perfect excuse to get out there. The Canadian Wildlife Federation is proud to announce that we’re getting ready for our fourth annual Walk for Wildlife as part of our National Wildlife Week (April 7 to 13, 2013) celebration.
Walk for Wildlife is a national campaign taking place between April 7 and May 22, the International Day of Biological Diversity. We encourage all Canadians to spend more time outdoors and help us raise national awareness about wildlife and habitat conservation.
Last year’s Walk for Wildlife locked in over 12,000 kilometres nationwide, and this year we’re striving for 15,000 kilometres. We can do this – but we need your help!
It’s very easy to help us reach our goal. Simply gather up your friends, family, classmates, colleagues or pets and head outside for a walk to explore all the nature around you. Then visit our website to add your kilometres to our national tally. Voila! It’s that easy!
This year, 25 amazing and truly dedicated hiking clubs across Canada are helping us host dozens of Walk for Wildlife events; from Battle Bluff in B.C. to the Bow Habitat Station in Alberta to the Gatineau Park in Quebec.
Interested? Visit our events page where all Walks for Wildlife are listed. If you don’t see a walk near you, don’t worry. It is not too late to coordinate a Walk for Wildlife in your community. All you have to do is send us an email and we’ll hook you up with a Walk for Wildlife manual and much more! Just don’t forget to add your kilometres to our national tally and help us walk 15,000 kilometres.
With your help, we’ll make Walk for Wildlife 2013 the best one yet!