Volunteer Day with Vermilion Energy

Event Details

July 24th, 2019, 9:30 AM - 3:30 PM

Coyote Lake Nature Sanctuary (Warburg), Alberta
Infrastructure / Site Cleanup

Get to know your co-workers a little better as you work side by side and “leaf” your troubles behind by joining the Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) for a day of hands-on conservation in the forest! We’ll venture out to the Coyote Lake Nature Sanctuary for a day spent maintaining infrastructure on this popular Nature Destination.

Building on a strong history of volunteer support, Vermilion Energy generously donated $22,000 to support the work of the Nature Conservancy of Canada in Alberta and Saskatchewan. In Alberta these funds will help conduct much needed infrastructure improvements at the Coyote Lake Nature Sanctuary, creating opportunities for more Canadians to get outdoors in addition to protecting the ecological integrity of the conservation area. You will help to install new trail signage that has been purchased with the help of Vermilion’s generous donation and help to maintain existing infrastructure.

This area has been open to the public for decades, going back to the original owners. The support from Vermilion Energy will update the original visitor infrastructure and educate new visitors about the history and ecological importance of this area.

Get outside with us and enjoy a day contributing to the health of the local ecosystem! Lunch will be provided, please indicate any dietary restrictions in the allergy field when registering.

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About Coyote Lake Nature Sanctuary (Warburg)

Doris and Eric Hopkins donated their spectacular piece of lakefront property to the Nature Conservancy of Canada with the dream of seeing it become a sanctuary for wildlife. Today, it is a haven for rare plants, animals and bird species. It has also become a refuge for people in
search of a quiet spot to enjoy nature. Nestled in a transition zone between the dry mixed wood boreal forest and the central parkland natural regions, the Coyote Lake area supports over 22 mammal species, 90 bird species, and 266 plant species including a number of rare and uncommon orchids and Columbian Watermeal — a species first recorded in Alberta at this site.

NCC acquired the Coyote Lake Nature Sanctuary with the assistance of the Government of Canada’s Natural Areas Conservation Program (NACP), a unique public-private partnership to accelerate the pace of land conservation across southern Canada.

What you will be doing

You will spend the day helping us to accomplish a number of tasks. The main focus will be installing new signage along the trail system and sanding and staining the scenic viewing platform on the lake. If time allows we will spend the end of our day trimming back overgrown vegetation on the trail system.

Why you will love it

Take in the fresh air and stunning views as you lend a hand accomplishing important maintenance tasks on the property. Coyote Lake is a popular destination for local hikers, your efforts will help to ensure a safe and enjoyable time at the property for all!


Contact Hannah Schaepsmeyer: alberta@conservationvolunteers.ca

Please Note

All tools and safety equipment will be provided, along with snacks, drinks, and a sandwich lunch. Please specify any dietary restrictions or food allergies when registering. Additional information will be sent to you prior to the event. Event will go rain or shine, please dress appropriately.

Moderate fitness level required
Out house/ bearbox
All tools will be provided by NCC
Water and snacks will be provided


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:

  • Sturdy closed-toe footwear
  • Long pants
  • Rain gear (just in case)
  • Backpack
  • 1 Litre (at least) of water in a reusable bottle
  • Any necessary medications
  • A good attitude!