From her arrival in Medicine Hat in 1989 to her death in 2013 Dawn Dickinson made a lasting contribution to the preservation of natural spaces and the conservation of species in SE Alberta. Dawn was a stalwart member of the Grasslands Naturalists and an environmental crusader to bereckoned with. She was a refined English Lady with the stubbornness of a mule and the tenacity of a wolverine.
In recognition of her significant contribution to the preservation of wild spaces, the City of Medicine Hat has dedicated the riparian area southeast of Strathcona Island Park in her memory. The area lies north of Industrial Avenue (Highway 41A), between Seven Persons and Ross Creeks, with a narrow strip extending on the west bank to Strathcona Island. We hope that her example will provide inspiration as you enjoy the wildlife in this park. This sign is located along Highway 41A near the Seven Persons Creek Crossing .
The above article was prepared by Bob Mutch and slightly edited by Rob Gardner.