Clear Way for Creativity
July 11th, 2018, 9:30 AM - 3:30 PM
Bunchberry Meadows, Alberta
Infrastructure / Site Cleanup
We might set trails, but our best laid plans don’t stop the vegetation from growing into the newly available space. That’s why we need your help maintaining the trail system on Bunchberry Meadows, to keep this property accessible for all outdoor lovers. With clippers, saws, and loppers, volunteers and NCC staff will trim back the fast growing foliage, and keep our brand new trails from being overrun! Once the paths have been cleared, volunteers will have the opportunity to partake in a guided nature journaling session. Ready, set, create!
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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 work together to clear branches overhanging the trails at Bunchberry Meadows. With the use of loppers and saws, overgrown vegetation will be trimmed back so that the trail system is safe to use for visiting members of the public.Why you will love it
Volunteers will have the opportunity to partake in a guided nature journaling session. Get in touch with your artistic side as we learn how to record our observations of the natural world around us. More info to come!Questions?
Contact Emma Dunlop: Emma.Dunlop@natureconservancy.ca
Additional event details, including directions and parking instructions, will be provided closer to event day.
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