Clean Up & Monitoring of Protected Islands in Bristol!

Event Details

August 9th, 2019, 8:30 AM - 1:00 PM

Grand Marais du Bristol (Gatineau), Quebec
Infrastructure / Site Cleanup

You will take part in a cleanup on protected islands in the Knox-Landing area in Bristol! You will discover many islands with high levels of biodiversity while helping to maintain and preserve the  the protected area.

NCC islands often have unauthorized visitors camping on the beach. Each year we see the remains of camping despite multiple signs outlining this site is for day use only. Our mission for the day will be to visit these islands and remove the waste!

Please email the event contact to join the waiting list.

More Information

About Grand Marais du Bristol (Gatineau)

This 1,104 hectare (2,730 ac.) property is roughly 80 km west of the Town of Gatineau, along the base of the Ottawa river and across from the Town of Arnprior. Made up of river shores, inland marshes, open alvars and mixed forests, this area’s wide habitat range attracts many at-risk species, including the eastern ribbon snake, tricolored bat, Blanding’s turtle and the endangered butternut tree.

What you will be doing

You will help maintain healthy shores to avoid long-term waste accumulation. The activity is also an opportunity to become familiar with the protected natural area that is rich in biodiversity! Who knows, maybe you will want to become an island patroller for NCC on your personal time!

Why you will love it

The Bristol Islands area is a natural haven with rare wildlife and plant species! Come discover them while contributing to the preservation of natural habitats! The scenery is picturesque.


Contact Milaine Saumur:

Please Note

Guests under 18 must be accompanied by an adult.
To facilitate logistics, we prefer that participants have a boat or accompany someone who has a boat, as well as the necessary boat safety equipment (flotation jacket, etc.).
Optional: Bring a lunch and finish the event with a group picnic at the launching site!
The meeting point is at the launch site at the end of Knox-Landing Road. You are invited for 8:30 AM to prepare the equipment required and start the activity at 9 AM. In order to reduce the number of vehicles, it is recommended that vehicles that do not carry a boat be left in the parking lot of the Municipality of Bristol office located at 32 Chemin Aylmer.
If we have to cancel due to unfavorable weather conditions, participants will be notified the day before at 5 PM.

Moderate fitness level required
No toilets on site
We need you to bring some tools

The activity is organized in collaboration with Gatineau Plein air Outaouais and les Amis du Sault-des-Chats

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:

  • Hiking Boots
  • Gloves
  • Light-coloured clothes
  • Long pants
  • Long shirt
  • Rain gear
  • 1 liter of water in a reusable bottle
  • Insect repellent containing DEET or icaridine to protect against ticks
  • Sunscreen lotion