Bush Bash at Bunchberry

Event Details

September 8th, 2017, 9:30 AM - 3:00 PM

Bunchberry Meadows (Devon), Alberta
Infrastructure / Site Cleanup

Help us prime this scenic property for it’s public unveiling later in the fall. We need your help clearing the trail system on Bunchberry Meadows, and can’t think of a better way to spend a September Friday. We hope you can join us for a day filled with enjoyable conversation, exploring new areas, and making a difference on the ground.

If you’d like to carpool to the event, please click here 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!

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 will work together to clear branches overhanging the trails at Bunchberry Meadows. With the use of loppers and saws, overgrown vegetation will be trimmed back so that the trail system is safe to use for visiting members of the public. We will also work to close off old trails.

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! NCC staff will be on hand to speak about the ecological features of this nature oasis and lead you on a bio-blitz experience.

Questions?

Contact Travis Muir: travis.muir@natureconservancy.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 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:

Clothes
  • Close-toed footwear
  • Long pants
  • Layers of clothing (light sweater and jacket)
  • Sun hat
  • Rain gear
  • Backpack
Miscellaneous
  • 1 Litre of water in a reusable bottle
  • Light lunch
  • Any necessary medications
  • Your best trailblazing skills