Slack Slough is a 96-acre wetland with more than 94 recorded bird species, mammals, and amphibians. It is also an important habitat for waterfowl. The park is protected by the Alberta Conservation Association, Alberta Environment and Parks, and the Alberta Fish and Game Association.
The City of Red Deer’s Environmental Master Plan focuses on water, ecology, transportation, built environment, air, energy, and waste. Under the plan the city uses green power for 30% of its energy, and diverts 20% of waste from landfills.