Cleaning up Camden East Alvar

Event Details

April 27th, 2019, 9:00 AM - 12:30 PM

Camden East Alvar - Napanee, Ontario
Infrastructure / Site Cleanup

Garbage, such as bottles, old clothing and other household items have accumulated on the Camden East Alvar property and can pose a threat to the plants and animals that live there. Come spend your morning picking up trash, exploring the alvar and learning about this new NCC property.

Carpooling: If you’re interested in carpooling with other volunteers (driving or catching a ride) please click here. There’s also a wait list feature if there’s no car listed yet where you’re traveling from. Happy travels!

Please email the event contact to join the waiting list.

More Information

About Camden East Alvar – Napanee

The 109 acre Camden East Alvar was transferred from Loyalist Township to the Nature Conservancy of Canada in fall 2018. Alvars are naturally open landscapes of flat limestone, with little or no tree cover. Habitats in the Camden East Alvar include small pockets of rare plants on bare limestone pavement, meadows, shrublands and woodlands. You might even find a fossil on the exposed limestone! Don’t forget to look up – this open alvar provides valuable habitat to grassland birds and butterflies.

What you will be doing

You will enjoy a leisurely walk around the open grassland and wooded edges of the Camden East Alvar to pick up household garbage that was dumped there many years ago. Physical activity will include walking over both flat and uneven terrain, bending and picking up/carrying small items.

Why you will love it

While seemingly unglamourous, garbage removal is a top priority for NCC and the immediate results of this work are rewarding. Throughout the day you will have the opportunity to learn about specialized alvar plants, understand more about why sensitive habitats like this are at risk, and what we can do to help protect and conserve them.


Contact Amanda Tracey:

Please Note

This event will proceed rain or shine, so please dress for the conditions. Additional event details, including directions and parking instructions, will be provided after registration.

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

Many thanks to the Lennox & Addington Stewardship Council for their support!

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:

  • Closed-toe footwear
  • Long pants
  • Long shirt
  • Layers of warm clothing (sweater and jacket)
  • Sun hat
  • Rain gear
  • Work gloves (if available)
  • 1 Litre of water in a reusable bottle
  • Lunch
  • Sunscreen
  • Any necessary medication