Corral Round Up

Event Details

June 27th, 2018, 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Connop property, Turner Valley, Alberta
Infrastructure / Site Cleanup

Get to know your co-workers a little better as you work side by side and “leaf” your troubles in the office by joining the Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) for a day of hands-on conservation! We’ll venture into the beautiful foothills of Alberta, where the rolling grasslands meet the Rocky Mountains. Together, we’ll work to reduce barriers to wildlife movement and restoring a site to its natural state by removing an old corral system on the landscape.

Get outside with us and enjoy a day contributing to the health of the local ecosystem, and discover who from your team of employees has a knack for dismantling a corral!

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About Connop property, Turner Valley

Just a short trip outside of Calgary, this property is home to moose, elk and a variety of bird species, including the iconic mountain bluebird. The Connop family, who originally owned the property, began ranching in the area in 1919, acquiring this piece of land in 1957 before donating it to the Nature Conservancy of Canada so it can be forever preserved through conservation. In total, the George Connop Ranches cover 2080 acres in the MD of Foothills, including Turner Valley, Millarville, Bragg Creek, and Okotoks.

What you will be doing

With guidance from NCC staff, volunteers will work together to dismantle a corral system on the property. Wherever possible NCC works to remove any unneeded infrastructure from the landscape to reduce barriers and hazards to wildlife.

Why you will love it

You will have a chance to escape the office and enjoy the landscape. During the day, you will have the opportunity to learn more about the local ecosystem including what species inhabit the area and the ecosystem services protected by conserving this piece of land. You’ll also have the opportunity to learn more about NCC's work in the area and the threats we are facing.

Questions?

Contact Zoe Arnold: alberta@conservationvolunteers.ca

Please Note

All tools and safety equipment will be provided, along with snacks, drinks, and a sandwich lunch. Please specify any dietary restrictions or food allergies when registering.

Additional information will be sent to you after you prior to the event. Event will go rain or shine, please dress appropriately.

Moderate fitness level required
No toilets on site
Transportation to property provided by NCC
All tools will be provided by NCC
Water, snacks and a hot meal
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
  • Sturdy close-toed footwear
  • Long pants
  • Long shirt to protect your arms
  • Sun hat
  • Rain gear (just in case)
  • Backpack
Miscellaneous
  • 1 Litre (at least) of water in a reusable bottle
  • Any necessary medications
  • A good attitude!