Clean-Up for Conservation
August 30th, 2018, 9:30 AM - 3:30 PM
Bunchberry Meadows, Devon, Alberta
Infrastructure / Site Cleanup
Team up with NCC to remove an old section of fence and clean up an old campsite at Bunchberry Meadows. Removing the fence and campsite will help restore native habitat to the landscape. New and experienced volunteers alike are invited to come out for a day of clean-up, conversation and good times. We promise it won’t be too in-tents!
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This joint conservation property between the Nature Conservancy of Canada and Edmonton & Area Land Trust is a refuge for plants and wildlife. The property is the last large block of natural habitat left on the southwest edge of Edmonton. The landscape is made up of a unique mix of upland meadows, wetlands, jack pine, tamarack and black spruce.
The wetlands at Bunchberry Meadows Conservation Area cover close to 20 percent of the land and create important habitat for waterfowl, such as bufflehead duck. The mature forest stands are home to species like wood frog and boreal chorus frog. Having been virtually untouched for 40 years, the trees at Bunchberry Meadows Conservation Area are old and beautiful. You’ll find some of the only true old-growth forests remaining in Central Alberta. Many jack pines with a girth of over two metres have been discovered on the property.
NCC acquired Bunchberry Meadows 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 help restore habitat at Bunchberry Meadows by removing an old section of fence and cleaning up an old campsite on the property. Wherever possible NCC works to remove any unneeded infrastructure from the landscape to reduce barriers and hazards to wildlife.Why you will love it
The summer is coming to an end, and this event marks the end of the 2018 summer interns time with NCC for the season. Lend a helping hand at one of NCC's most accessible properties in Alberta, while sending off the interns in fine and delicious style with treats and well wishes!Questions?
Contact Emma Dunlop: Emma.Dunlop@natureconservancy.ca
Additional event details, including directions and parking instructions, will be provided closer to event day. Please come prepared for the weather and bring a lunch. All tools provided by NCC.
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
- Layers of clothing (light sweater and jacket)
- Sun hat
- Rain gear
- Litre of water in a reusable bottle
- Any necessary medications