Dig in for Biodiversity

Event Details

June 8th, 2017, 9:30 AM - 3:30 PM

Gambling Lake (Lindbrook), Alberta
Habitat Restoration

Get ready to roll up your sleeves and tag along with the Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) to the Gambling Lake property, 45 minutes southeast of Edmonton! Volunteers will spend the day planting native flowers and herbs, contributing to the pollinator restoration project taking place on site. These herbaceous plants will join the native shrubs planted by volunteers in June of 2016.

If you’d like to carpool to the event, please click here, https://www.groupcarpool.com/t/xeach0 to add your car or join a ride going to the event. There is also a wait list feature if there isn’t a ride there yet that works for you. Let’s do our part to reduce our footprint!

Please email the event contact to join the waiting list.

More Information

About Gambling Lake (Lindbrook)

Gambling Lake is an ecologically diverse, 63 hectare (150 ac.) property just north of Miquelon Lake provincial park that features mixed boreal forests, shrublands, grasslands, lake shores and wetlands. The area’s extensive wetlands provide habitat for a diversity of waterfowl, including blue-winged teal, American wigeon, northern pintail, lesser scaup and bufflehead. Even trumpeter swans, considered endangered in Alberta until July 2014, have been spotted on the property!

NCC acquired the Gambling Lake property 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 plant native flowers and herbs as part of a pollinator restoration project taking place on the property. We will also take time to weed the planting plots, giving the native species as much advantage as possible.

Why you will love it

Volunteers will have the opportunity to hear from guest experts from the Edmonton Native Plant Group as well as the Agroforestry & Woodlot Extension Society. These wonderful guests will be able to answer all your questions concerning native plants and pollinators! Bee-utiful!

Questions?

Contact Zoe Arnold: alberta@conservationvolunteers.ca

Please Note

All tools and equipment will be provided, along with drinks and snacks. Please bring a lunch with you. No washroom facilities are available on site. Additional information will be sent to you after you have registered for the event. Event will go rain or shine.

People of all fitness levels can participate
No toilets on site
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
  • Close-toed footwear
  • Long pants
  • Layers of clothing (light sweater and jacket)
  • Sun hat
  • Rain gear
Miscellaneous
  • 1 Litre of water in a reusable bottle
  • Lunch
  • Any necessary medications