Control the Invaders in Grondines Swamp!

Event Details

October 12th, 2018, 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Grondines, Quebec
Habitat Restoration

The Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) invites you to join us in controlling an invasive species in the Grondines wetlands. Invasive species are a growing threat to native biodiversity in a number of natural environments around the world, and action to limit the spread of these species to conservation sites is important. We invite you to take part in this action to fight common reed and preserve the integrity and ecological beauty of this special place!

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About Grondines

The Grondines swamp consists of various fragile habitats, including the intertidal zone and the riparian forest. Forest stands include a silver maple stand and a rare plant community designated as an Exceptional Forest Ecosystem.  The intertidal zone is a shelter for many waterfowl species. The high coastline is home to the Victorin’s water hemlock and Parker’s pipewort, two threatened species in Quebec.  This swamp is the largest of its kind in the area and the Grondines silver maple forest is also one of the last integral stands of this type to subsist on the shores of the St. Lawrence.

What you will be doing

The main tasks for common reed control will be :
- Disposal of mowed reed waste in sacks;
- Handling and installation of a geomembrane on the treated colony;
- Filling and installing sandbags on the geomembrane
- Relocation of planted trees

Why you will love it

By joining this activity, you will have the opportunity to discover this magnificent area, recognized for its high ecological value. You will be able to help restore one of the last large-area treed swamps on the Saint Lawrence River. This site is home to a majestic old-growth silver maple stand that is periodically flooded by the effect of the tides


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Please Note

It is possible that the ground is wet. If it rains, the activity will be postponed to September 27. If the activity is postponed, participants will be notified by email.

Additional details regarding the location will be provided after registration.

NCC invites you to bring tools, but will lend them to those who do not have them.

Strenuous work will be required
No toilets on site
Carpooling can be arranged
We need you to bring some tools
Water and snacks will be provided
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:

  • Long clothes
  • Working gloves
  • Raincoat
  • Sunhat
  • Good solid boots or closed-toed shoes with ankle support
  • Shovel
  • Rake
  • Mosquito repellent
  • Sunscreen
  • Reusable 1L water bottle filled with water
  • Lunch (snacks will be provided)