Crabbes River Restoration Planting

Event Details

June 9th, 2018, 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Crabbes River, Newfoundland and Labrador
Habitat Restoration

Ready, set, restore! Join us for a rewarding day of planting as we create a natural buffer of native trees between the Crabbes River and a former agricultural field. These trees will help stabilize the banks and filter water running into the river. As the trees grow, they will help return the land to its natural state.

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About Crabbes River

The Crabbes River and its tributaries foster a rich riparian ecosystem along their banks and are populated by wild Atlantic salmon. It is a provincially designated salmon river. Black spruce forests surround the watershed, providing habitat for birds, mammals and plants.

What you will be doing

At this event, you will be planting native trees in an open and recently disturbed area of the property. Physical activity will likely involve walking 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 Crabbes River. 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: julia.lawler@natureconservancy.ca

Please Note

Come dressed for the weather and bring plenty of water and a lunch. Wear comfortable clothing you don’t mind getting dirty and footwear in which you are able to walk on wet and uneven terrain.

NCC 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 and e-mail correspondence sent out prior to the event.

The event will proceed rain or shine unless conditions are potentially unsafe. If the event cannot proceed as scheduled, participants will receive a call from NCC staff as early as possible and the event will be postponed until the following day (Sunday June 10th). It is important to preregister online to ensure you receive event updates.

People of all fitness levels can participate
Carpooling can be arranged
All tools will be provided by NCC
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:

Clothes
  • Layers of warm clothing
  • Comfortable footwear
  • Rain gear (just in case)
Camping Gear
  • Backpack
Tools
  • Work gloves
  • Shovel
  • Spade
Miscellaneous
  • Sunscreen
  • Bug spray
  • Lunch
  • Reusable water bottle
  • Water