Bunchberry Round Up

Event Details

March 11th, 2017, 10:00 AM - 3:30 PM

Bunchberry Meadows (Devon), Alberta
Infrastructure / Site Cleanup

Join forces with the Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) as we head out for the first ever Conservation Volunteers event at Bunchberry Meadows! Although this much anticipated property is not officially open to the public, we need help clearing the site in preparation for construction of a parking lot and public picnic area. This scenic property will soon be a fantastic natural retreat for everyone to enjoy, however there are a few tasks that need to be done first.If you are interested in learning more about plans for Bunchberry Meadows, click here.

If you’d like to carpool to the event, please click here, http://www.groupcarpool.com/t/n97abo 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!

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About Bunchberry Meadows (Devon)

Having been virtually untouched for 40 years, Bunchberry Meadows yields some of the last old-growth forests remaining in Central Alberta. Jack pines with a girth of over two meters have been discovered on the property, attracting porcupines, long-tailed weasels and wood frog.

This 259 hectare (640 ac.) plot of land is managed between NCC and the Edmonton & Area Land Trust. NCC acquired Bunchberry Meadows with the assistance of the Government of Canada’s Natural Areas Conservation Program.

What you will be doing

Volunteers will spend the day helping to clean up the old fencing and corrals located on the property, in order to make way for the construction of site infrastructure.

Why you will love it

Volunteers will have the opportunity to walk the existing trails of Bunchberry Meadows, getting a sneak preview of the publicly accessible natural retreat to come!

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 snow, rain, or shine.

Moderate fitness level required
No toilets on site
Carpooling can be arranged
All tools will be provided by NCC
Water, snacks and a hot meal

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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
  • Closed-toed footwear
  • Long pants
  • Long shirt
  • Warm layers of clothing (including an outer jacket)
  • Toque
Miscellaneous
  • Water Bottle
  • Any necessary medications