From 1991 - Today
The years 1991 through the early 2000's brought many incremental improvements to the site. New buildings and aviaries rose from the ground, wetland vegetation blossomed, and wildlife from reptiles to mammals returned to the site.
In 1997, the Centre completed its largest flight aviary, a 28,000 square foot circular enclosure for injured eagles. Features including a waterfall, high perches and trees, this flight aviary is the perfect environment for recovering eagles to rest or take in some uninterrupted free flight during their stay.
For Alberta’s centennial in 2005, the Foundation started work on its first major building on site for visitors, a $600,000 interpretive facility. Funded partly through the Alberta Centennial Legacy Program, this project was officially opened by Premier Ed Stelmach and MLA Barry McFarland in August 2007.
More recently major corporate donors such as FortisAlberta, AltaLink and Brad and Michelle Shaw began making significant annual donations that collectively help to elevate the facility even more.
In the years that followed, the Foundation received several provincial and federal capital grants to help enhance the facility further.
Today the Centre represents a wonderful example of what can be achieved, when all levels of government, the corporate sector and generous individuals come together to support a grassroots movement.