Double Down

Event Details

August 25th, 2016, 9:30 AM - 3:30 PM

Brown Property (Tofield), Alberta
Infrastructure / Site Cleanup

A new, more wildlife-friendly fence was recently installed next to the old boundary on the north and west sides of this parkland property. Together with the new fence, the old one is now forming a temporary double-barrier for wildlife, such as moose and deer, that travel through the area. Our goal for the day is to take this double fence line down so that the new fence is all that remains.

At the end of the day, you’ll have the opportunity to get creative with that wire! Those who are interested can stick around and our crafty NCC staff will lead you in a mini art project where you’ll be shown how to make a rustic barbed wire star to decorate your home!

If you’d like to carpool to the event, please click here, https://www.groupcarpool.com/t/njdps7 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. Happy carpooling!

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About Brown Property (Tofield)

Located just 10 km southwest of Tofield, the Brown property holds 130 hectares (320 ac.) of active wetland and aspen parkland habitat. Recognized under the North American Waterfowl Management Plan (NAWMP) as an important staging and breeding site for migratory waterfowl and shorebirds, the area hosts species such as the horned grebe, sora and bobolink. In 2011, NCC partnered with Ducks Unlimited Canada to restore wetlands in areas formerly modified for agriculture.

NCC acquired the Brown 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

Working in teams, we'll remove a section of old barbed wire fence from the north and west boundaries of the property. A new, more wildlife-friendly fence has recently been installed alongside the old fence, so the two are currently forming a double barrier to wildlife movement.

Why you will love it

At the end of the day, you'll have the opportunity to get creative with that wire! Those who are interested can stick around and our crafty NCC staff will lead you in a mini art project where you'll be shown how to make a rustic barbed wire star to decorate your home!

Questions?

Contact Kailey Setter: alberta@conservationvolunteers.ca

Please Note

All tools and equipment will be provided, along with snack and drinks. We ask, however, that you please bring a lunch with you for the day. Additional information, including maps and driving directions, will be sent to you after you have registered for the event. Event will go rain or shine.

Moderate fitness level required
No toilets on site
Carpooling can be arranged
All tools will be provided by NCC
Water and snacks will be provided

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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 closed-toed shoes or boots
  • Long-sleeved shirt recommended
  • Long pants recommended
  • Hat
  • Sunglasses
Miscellaneous
  • Lunch
  • Reusable water bottle
  • Any necessary medications