Aboot Time for Trees Eh?!

Event Details

June 30th, 2017, 9:30 AM - 3:30 PM

Fleming Property (Spruce Grove), Alberta
Inventories and Monitoring

You can leave your toque, loonies, toonies, and poutine at home for this one. But we do encourage you to bring along your most patriotic Canadian self! Join us for a pre Canada Day celebration as we embark on the Fleming property, just north of Spruce Grove to lend a hand to this land we call home!

With direction from Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) conservation staff, you’ll assist with monitoring the health of the re-vegetation zones on site and document the conditions of the various species planted in June of 2015.

If you’d like to carpool to the event with some other friendly canucks, please click here, https://www.groupcarpool.com/t/78fneu to add your car or join a ride going to the event. Happy carpooling!

Please email the event contact to join the waiting list.

More Information

About Fleming Property (Spruce Grove)

Ruth Fleming was an avid birder and outdoor enthusiast, with the hopes that one day, her estate be conserved for nature. When she passed away in 2007, her 97 hectare (240 ac.) property north of Spruce Grove was donated to the Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) as part of her legacy. Today, NCC works in partnership with WILDNorth and Ducks Unlimited Canada to conserve the area’s wetland, forest and prairie habitats for deer, elk, great blue heron, barn swallow and great horned owl.

What you will be doing

With direction from NCC conservation staff, you’ll assist with monitoring the health of the re-vegetation zones on site and document the conditions of the various species planted in June of 2015. The group will also give these young trees an advantage by weeding around the species, protecting them from being stifled by grass and weeds.

Why you will love it

We will kick off Canada’s 150th birthday celebrations a day early with red and white themed treats for volunteers and an unlimited supply of "Canadianisms" throughout the day.

Questions?

Contact Zoe Arnold: alberta@conservationvolunteers.ca

Please Note

All tools and equipment will be provided, along with drinks, snacks, and extra sunscreen and bug spray. 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.

People of all fitness levels can participate
Out house/ bearbox
Carpooling can be arranged
All tools will be provided by NCC
Water and snacks will be provided

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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
  • Layers of clothing (light sweater and jacket)
  • Sun hat
  • Rain gear
Miscellaneous
  • 1 Litre of water in a reusable bottle
  • Lunch
  • Any necessary medications
  • True Canadian spirit