Birds of a Feather Build Together

Event Details

February 28th, 2019, 12:30 PM - 3:00 PM

Waterton Park Front, Alberta
Habitat Restoration

Join us as we head out to the Waterton Park Front for the first volunteer event of the year in Alberta! We need your help re-installing Bluebird boxes along the Nature Conservancy of Canada’s (NCC) adopted Bluebird trail. In the fall we removed a number of older boxes, and with the help of a group of handy volunteers have been busy giving the boxes a little TLC in preparation for this years inhabitants.

Together we will travel along the Bluebird trail, re-installing renovated boxes in their proper locations. After the event we will head over to the Twin Butte Country General Store and warm up over some coffee and hot chocolate!

If you’d like to carpool to the event, please click here to add your car or join a ride going to the event.

Please email the event contact to join the waiting list.

More Information

About Waterton Park Front

For decades, NCC has worked with private landowners to protect more than 100 square kilometres surrounding Waterton National Park, creating a natural buffer for the species that live in this area, which include grizzly and black bears, cougars, wolves, moose, elks, white-tailed and mule deer. Fortunately for these species, the ranchers who for generations have cared for the area surrounding the park, are careful stewards of their land. Their sustainable use of the ranchlands has meant that many species continue to thrive here. The area came to the attention of the NCC in 1997, when a crucial half section of land on the boundary of Waterton Lakes National Park came up for sale. The property, containing a lake that was home to trumpeter swans, was just what developers were looking for. NCC recognized this as an urgent and critical priority for conservation.

With the support of The W. Garfield Weston Foundation, NCC has continued to work with landowners to negotiate deals that will help them to protect their land for the long term, either through direct purchase or by placing conservation agreements on their properties.

What you will be doing

Volunteers will help to re-install bluebird boxes along the NCC adopted Bluebird trail. We will divide into two groups and drive along the trail, stopping to install boxes on fence posts in strategic locations.

Why you will love it

You will be helping to create homes for our feathered friends! Once the boxes are all installed we will warm up with coffee and hot chocolate at the Twin Butte Country General Store.

Questions?

Contact Hannah Schaepsmeyer: alberta@conservationvolunteers.ca

Please Note

All tools and equipment will be provided, along with drinks and snacks. Please eat lunch before the event.

Additional information will be sent to you after you have registered for the event. The event is dependent on weather. If the event cannot run for any reason, NCC staff will inform you in advance.

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
  • Warm layers of clothing
  • Toque
  • Gloves
  • Extra socks
  • Sturdy closed-toe boots
Miscellaneous
  • Reusable water bottle
  • Sunglasses
  • Any necessary medications