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Today is Election Day! Voting is open from 6 a.m. - 8 p.m. at the Okotoks Recreation Centre & Foothills Centennial Centre. Voting information

Due to higher voter volume this evening at both voting locations the unofficial election results will likely be available by 10 p.m. Unofficial election results will be tabulated after polls close and posted at the page below: 

Unofficial results

NatureLynx

Spot a bird? submit a photo!

photo of an american robinDuring the fall season, migratory birds such as osprey, ducks, house wrens and various song birds fly south for the winter. This is an opportunity to help collect valuable data about bird species and migratory patterns by submitting your photos to this mission. Together we can be great citizen scientists!

IMPORTANT NOTE: Do not interfere with wildlife or put yourself in harms way for a photo. Please practice physical distancing with other people while participating in this mission. To take part in missions, you must have the app. Scroll down to see how you can download the app

Take Part in Okotoks Missions!

Would you like to participate in the Town’s NatureLynx missions? Every year the Town offers various NatureLynx missions for residents to be involved in as citizen scientists. Some of the Town’s past missions include migratory birds, pollinators, and native wildflowers.

When you participate in the Town’s NatureLynx missions, you help with collecting valuable data for the Alberta Biodiversity Monitoring Institute (ABMI). They use the data:

  • to monitor the biodiversity of species in Alberta;
  • to detect any significant changes in various species;
  • and to develop long-term environmental strategies and decision making.

 

Photos taken using the NatureLynx app
Photo of a Barrows Golden Eye by Sheila Kay
Photo of a Barrows Golden Eye by Sheila Kay

 

Photo of a Muskrat by Sheila Kay
Photo of a Muskrat by Sheila Kay

 

Photo of a Bumble Bee by Kathy Coutts
Photo of a Bumble Bee by Kathy Coutts

 

Photo of a Great Blue Heron by Nancy
Photo of a Great Blue Heron by Nancy

 

More Information on Using the App

About the NatureLynx App

NatureLynx is about fun, about getting involved in the scientific process, and about helping to improve our collective understanding of Alberta’s amazing biodiversity.  It is a citizen science app created and supported by the Alberta Biodiversity Monitoring Institute (ABMI) with the goal of fostering an Alberta biodiversity network.  ​Click on the logo below to download the NatureLynx app (to take part in missions, you must have the app), find out more about what NatureLynx is and how it works.  More info is also available by clicking the NatureLynx app brochure link located under Related Publications.