The City of Calgary, at the direction of Council, has taken forward work to prepare a Calgary River Access Strategy. The focus of this strategy is to provide safe and environmentally sustainable access points for Calgarians to enjoy our wonderful rivers. On Wednesday, February 1st, 2017 the Standing Policy Committee will decide whether or not to approve this strategy.

Calgary River Access Strategy:

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The Bow River Chapter of Trout Unlimited Canada has asked that our official position on the strategy be included in the public record.

Our official letter:

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In our letter we refer to our 2015 Bow River Brown Trout Redd Survey:

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While the Bow River Chapter is not opposed to additional access points on the Bow River, we want to continue to stress that increased education is an essentially component of responsible behaviour on our rivers.