Bringing It Down at Brown

Event Details

August 17th, 2017, 9:30 AM - 3:00 PM

Brown Property (Tofield), Alberta
Infrastructure / Site Cleanup

Do you scream for ice cream? Try your hand at homemade ice cream after helping to remove some unnecessary wire. Last year volunteers doubled down at Brown, removing 1,100 meters of fencing from the property! This year we need your help to finish the job and take the rest of the fence down to create a barrier free area that includes native forest, prairie, and wetland habitats. These spaces are vital to migratory waterfowl and shorebirds, along with many ungulates and mammals that will be able to roam more freely across the Cooking Lake Moraine thanks to your support!

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About Brown Property (Tofield)

Located just 10 km southwest of Tofield, the Brown property holds 130 hectares (320 ac.) of active wetland and aspen parkland habitat. Recognized under the North American Waterfowl Management Plan (NAWMP) as an important staging and breeding site for migratory waterfowl and shorebirds, the area hosts species such as the horned grebe, sora and bobolink. In 2011, NCC partnered with Ducks Unlimited Canada to restore wetlands in areas formerly modified for agriculture.

NCC acquired the Brown property 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

Volunteers will be removing barbed wire fence that is creating a barrier for wildlife. Although this is a challenging task, it will be more than rewarding when you are able to see the pile of wire and fence clips you've removed at the end of the day.

Why you will love it

Our lease owner will be out again this year to give a talk on the property and the importance of removing the fence for wildlife. We are also kicking around the idea of providing a homemade ice cream treat at lunch!


Contact Kirsten Falkenburger:

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

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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:

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