A Golden Bouquet

Event Details

July 14th, 2017, 9:30 AM - 3:30 PM

Golden Ranches Conservation Area (Lindbrook), Alberta
Habitat Restoration

The Golden Ranches property is located in the heart of the Cooking Lake Moraine. It is home to an abundance of wildlife including a number of song birds, mule deer, moose, and red-tail hawk. Come explore the area with NCC and partners, and help remove noxious common tansy and hear from internationally acclaimed “Nature Nut” John Acorn!

If you’d like to carpool to the event, please click here, https://www.groupcarpool.com/t/sgb0xq to add your car or join a ride going to the event. There is also a wait list feature if there isn’t a ride there yet that works for you. Happy carpooling!

Please email the event contact to join the waiting list.

More Information

About Golden Ranches Conservation Area (Lindbrook)

This 355 hectare (875 ac.) property, located in the Cooking Lake Moraine just 30 km southeast of Edmonton, is jointly owned and operated by the Nature Conservancy of Canada and its partners. Made up of mature aspen, open grasslands and internationally recognized wetlands, the area attracts a wide range of wildlife, such as Canada warbler, moose, and red fox.

NCC acquired the Golden Ranches 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

Staff and volunteers from Alberta Conservation Association (ACA), Alberta Fish and Game Association (AFGA), and Edmonton & Area Land Trust (EALT) will join forces with us for the day. This community weed pull will be tackling invasive tansy, toadflax, and white cockle. These escaped garden plants inhibit the biodiversity and health of native plants on the property.

Why you will love it

At lunch, we will be joined by internationally acclaimed "Nature Nut" John Acorn! John is a scientist, author, and broadcaster whose career has been marked with creativity and a passion for science. He will be sharing an entertaining presentation on butterflies and other native pollinators.

Questions?

Contact Zoe Arnold: alberta@conservationvolunteers.ca

Please Note

All tools and equipment will be provided, along with drinks and snacks. Please bring a lunch with you. Additional information will be sent to you after you have registered for the event. Event will go rain or shine.

Moderate fitness level required
No toilets on site
Carpooling can be arranged
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:

Clothes
  • Close-toed footwear
  • Long pants
  • Long shirt
  • Layers of clothing (light sweater and jacket)
  • Sun hat
  • Rain gear
Miscellaneous
  • 1 Litre of water in a reusable bottle
  • Lunch
  • Any necessary medications