2019 Earth Day Roadside Clean Up

Event Details

April 20th, 2019, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Backus Woods Block - North Access, Ontario
Infrastructure / Site Cleanup

Garbage, such as bottles, balloons and grocery bags, accumulates along roadways every year and can pose a threat to plants and animals that call Backus Woods their home.

Join NCC staff for a roadside clean up to collect a winter’s worth of garbage along Highway 24. Following the clean up, NCC staff will lead a property tour where you can learn about the unique species that make up the Carolinian Canada Life Zone.

Carpooling: If you’re interested in carpooling with other volunteers (driving, or catching a ride) please click here and add your car or join a car. There’s also a wait list feature if there’s no car listed yet where you’re traveling from. Happy travels!

Please email the event contact to join the waiting list.

More Information

About Backus Woods Block – North Access

Backus Woods is a spectacular gem in the heart of Carolinian Canada. Comprising less than 1% of Canada’s land mass, Carolinian Canada is home to 25% of Canada’s population, contains some of Canada’s most productive agricultural lands and provides habitat for nearly 25% of Canada’s endangered species.

What you will be doing

You will join NCC staff to walk leisurely along the perimeter of Backus Woods and other Backus Block properties along Highway 24 and East Quarterline Road to pick up litter. Physical activity will include walking over flat terrain and bending.

Why you will love it

While seemingly unglamourous, garbage removal is a top priority for NCC and the immediate results of this work is rewarding. Throughout the day you will have the opportunity to learn about unique Carolinian Canada species such as the Tulip tree, American badger and others.


Contact Liv Monck-Whipp: liv.monck-whipp@natureconservancy.ca

Please Note

This event will proceed rain or shine, so please dress for the conditions. Additional event details, including directions and parking instructions, will be provided after registration.

People of all fitness levels can participate
No toilets on site
Carpooling can be arranged
Water and snacks will be provided

NCC would like to thank Norfolk County for providing CV event support including garbage bags, high visibility vests and garbage bag pick up.

Item Checklist

While we do our best to provide you with the tools you need to participate, please bring the following items if you have them:

  • Closed-toe footwear
  • Long pants
  • Long shirt
  • Layers of clothing (light sweater and jacket)
  • Sun hat
  • Rain gear
  • Work gloves if available
  • 1 Litre of water in a reusable bottle
  • Lunch or snacks