Blast the Buckthorn and Harass the Honeysuckle

Event Details

September 16th, 2017, 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Lathrop Property, Ontario
Habitat Restoration

Help NCC remove invasive European Buckthorn, non-native honeysuckles, and Japanese Barberry. Help improve habitat in one of the largest remaining tracts of Carolinian forest on the Niagara Peninsula while getting a workout at the same time!
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!

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About Lathrop Property

The Lathrop property is situated within one of the largest forested tracts in the Niagara Peninsula section of the Escarpment. Forest cover on the property protects the headwaters of Twelve Mile Creek, which supports the last remaining brook trout population in the Niagara Region.  The forest cover also continues almost unbroken to Short Hills Provincial Park to the north. The property supports several species considered rare in Ontario and Canada, including butternut and American chestnut.

What you will be doing

During this event, you’ll contribute to conservation efforts by removing European Buckthorn, Japanese Barberry, and non-native honeysuckles. These shrubs occupy much of the under-story and out-compete native species.

Why you will love it

Removing these shrubs will make space for native plants, and ensure there is lots of food for all the wildlife!


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Please Note

Herbicides will be used at this event. Herbicides as well as the cutting and dragging of these shrubs make this event unsuitable for small children. Additional event details, including directions and parking instructions, will be provided after registration. *New in 2017* Attend two NCC Conservation Volunteer events in 2017, and at your second event, you will receive this awesome NCC buff. It’s great for protection from the sun, bugs, cold, rain, and dare we say it’s also great for looking fabulous in the field!

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

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