Cleaning Up Canada’s Deep South

Event Details

April 29th, 2017, 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Middle Point Woods Property, Ontario
Infrastructure / Site Cleanup

The sandy beaches of Pelee Island are part of a globally rare ecosystem, and are home to many rare species. Garbage, such as bottles and balloons, washes up on shore and poses a threat to these plants and animals. Garbage removal is a top priority for NCC.  Join NCC staff to clean up the beaches in Canada’s deep south!

Carpooling: If you’re interested in carpooling with other volunteers (driving, or catching a ride) please click here and add your car, or join a car. Happy travels!

Please email the event contact to join the waiting list.

More Information

About Middle Point Woods Property

The sandy beaches of Pelee Island are part of a globally rare ecosystem, and are home to many rare species including common hoptree, Lake Erie watersnakes, and many birds, including egrets, bald eagles and terns. NCC’s Middle Point Woods property protects almost 2 km of shoreline and 82 acres (33 hectares) of forest and dune habitat.

What you will be doing

Volunteers will walk along the lovely coastline of Pelee Island, enjoying exceptional views but also picking up small items of garbage from the ground. You will need to carry a full garbage bag over a short distance.

Why you will love it

What could be more satisfying than restoring a coastline to its natural state by clearing out old rubbish? While seemingly un-glamorous, garbage removal is a top priority for NCC, and the work is pleasant and rewarding.

Questions?

Contact Jill Crosthwaite: jill.crosthwaite@natureconservancy.ca

Please Note

This event will proceed rain or shine. Additional event details, including directions and parking instructions, will be provided after registration. *New in 2017* Attend two NCC Conservation Volunteers events in 2017, and at your second event, you will receive an awesome NCC buff. It’s great for protection from the sun, bugs, cold, rain, and dare we say it’s also great for looking fabulous in the field! Attend four NCC Conservation Volunteer events in 2017 and at your fourth event you will receive an awesome NCC t-shirt.

People of all fitness levels can participate
No toilets on site
Carpooling can be arranged
All tools will be provided by NCC

We will be working alongside volunteers from several community groups on Pelee Island, and the event has been registered as part of the Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup.

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
  • Long shirt
  • Layers of clothing (light sweater and jacket)
  • Sun hat
  • Raingear
Miscellaneous
  • 1 Litre of water in a reusable bottle
  • Lunch