Bunchberry Thaw Out

Event Details

April 21st, 2017, 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Bunchberry Meadows (Devon), Alberta
Infrastructure / Site Cleanup

Are you suffering from cabin fever? Itching to get outside and lend a hand to the Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC)? Join us as we venture out to Bunchberry Meadows to remove the last remaining corral posts, page wire, and a small section of barbed wire from the area 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’d like to carpool to the event, please click here, https://www.groupcarpool.com/t/65wf32 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 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 kicked off the 2017 season earlier in March and made a significant dent on the existing corral structure, however the posts and page wire were too frozen in the ground to remove! Thanks to the spring thaw that is upon us, this area will soon be able to be cleared once and for all! Volunteers will help clean up the remaining corral posts and page wire fence on the property, making way for the gravel parking lot and public picnic area.

Why you will love it

Since this site is not yet open to the public, this is an excellent and exclusive opportunity to check out the highly anticipated Bunchberry Meadows conservation site, which is situated only 35 minutes from Edmonton city centre!

Questions?

Contact Zoe Arnold: alberta@conservationvolunteers.ca

Please Note

All tools and equipment will be provided, along with drinks and snacks. Please eat lunch before you arrive. 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
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-toe footwear
  • Long pants
  • Long shirt
  • Layers of clothing (warm sweater and jacket)
  • Toque
  • Gloves
  • Raingear
Miscellaneous
  • 1 Litre of water in a reusable bottle
  • Any necessary medications