Codroy Valley Restoration Planting
June 1st, 2019, 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Grand Codroy Estuary Nature Reserve, Newfoundland and Labrador
Ready, set, restore! Take part in a rewarding day of planting as we continue to enhance a natural buffer of native trees between the estuary and an agricultural field. These trees will help stabilize the banks and filter water running into the river. As the trees grow, they will become additional habitat for the diversity of birdlife in the area.
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The Grand Codroy River gathers water from the Long Range and Anguille mountains in the southwest corner of the island of Newfoundland. It meanders downstream until it reaches an estuary like nowhere else in Newfoundland. The moderate climate, protected shores, rolling cultivated grasslands and lush balsam fir forests give the Grand Codroy Estuary a habitat attractive to flora, fauna, and humans alike. It is the only Ramsar site in the province and includes two Important Bird Areas. NCC now protects 600 acres in this area.What you will be doing
We will be re-planting a natural buffer between the estuary and an agricultural field. Physical activity will involve walking, bending over, and digging using shovels.Why you will love it
This event is an opportunity to meet fellow nature lovers and help support the rich riparian ecosystem along the banks of the Grand Codroy Estuary. By the end of the day, we will be able to see the difference that our hands-on work has made and, over the years, we will watch these results grow!Questions?
Contact Julia Lawler: email@example.com
We will provide snacks and will have some work gloves and tools, though volunteers are welcome to bring their own equipment if they prefer. Driving directions and parking information will be provided in the participant package sent out prior to the event.
The event will proceed rain or shine unless conditions are potentially unsafe. If the event cannot proceed, participants will be notified and the event will be postponed until Sunday June 9th. It is important to preregister online to ensure you receive event updates.
While we do our best to provide you with the tools you need to participate, please bring the following items if you have them:
- Layers of warm clothing
- Closed-toe footwear
- Rain gear (just in case)
- Work gloves
- Bug spray
- Reusable water bottle
- Any necessary medication