Cain’s Mountain Clean-Up

Event Details

July 28th, 2018, 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Cain's Mountain Nature Reserve (Cape Breton), Nova Scotia
Infrastructure / Site Cleanup

NCC is looking for some hardworking volunteers to help clean up garbage from our Cain’s Mountain Nature Reserve!

The Cain’s Mountain beautiful Acadian forests and wetlands provide habitat for many important wildlife species such Canada Warbler and Olive-sided Flycatcher, which are threatened in Nova Scotia. Garbage that was dumped along the road threatens wildlife and adds pollutants to the soil and water. Volunteers will be helping NCC to remove this garbage to restore the area to its natural, healthy state.

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About Cain’s Mountain Nature Reserve (Cape Breton)

Cain’s Mountain is a spectacular nature reserve in Cape Breton, Nova Scotia. It features 171 hectares (424 ac.) of Acadian forests, fresh water wetlands, ponds, and beautiful white gypsum cliffs. The steep, exposed gypsum cliffs are highly uncommon across most of North America, providing a unique habitat for significant species such as the Canada warbler, olive-sided flycatcher, endangered monarch butterfly and rare plants like the large yellow lady’s slipper.

What you will be doing

Volunteers will be removing garbage and debris from the nature reserve for proper waste collection. As well, purple loosestrife, and invasive non-native plants present in an adjacent wetland will be removed.

Why you will love it

Volunteers can enjoy and explore this beautiful nature reserve and meet other community members and like-minded individuals. Volunteers can also feel good about cleaning up an important ecological area or garbage.

The event will also include a pre-event presentation about Cape Breton’s special ecology and NCC’s work. Food and refreshments will be provided. Watch for more details!


Contact Doug van Hemessen:

Please Note

Volunteers need to be comfortable to repetitive actions of lifting and dropping items, and some heavy lifting may be necessary. Volunteers should wear long pants and long-sleeved shirts. Work gloves will be provided but volunteers are welcome to bring their own.
Driving directions and related information will be provided in a participant package.
A field lunch and snacks will be provided.
Please dress for the weather and in case of bugs. Please bring sunscreen and bug repellent for your comfort.
This event will run in the event of mild rain but will be cancelled in the event of extreme rain or other unsafe weather conditions.

People of all fitness levels can participate
No toilets on site
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:

  • Layers of warm clothing
  • Long pants
  • Work gloves
  • Reusable water bottle
  • Bug spray
  • Sunscreen