Fenceless Frayn

Event Details

October 5th, 2017, 12:30 PM - 5:00 PM

Frayn Property (Blairmore), Alberta
Infrastructure / Site Cleanup

Don’t fret, the fence on Frayn is finally set to be removed! This awful page wire fence goes through the wetland and is a hazard to local wildlife, not to mention an absolute eye sore! After getting our boots dirty we will be celebrating our wonderful volunteers in traditional Thanksgiving style with Pumpkin pie and hot chocolate on this (hopefully) beautiful fall day in the Crowsnest Pass.

As an added bonus, we have research director Peter Sherrington from the Rocky Mountain Eagle Research Foundation giving a special presentation in the evening at the Frank Slide Interpretive Theatre!

If you’d like to carpool to the event, please click here, https://www.groupcarpool.com/t/emtoi6, to add your car or join a ride going to the event. Happy carpooling!

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About Frayn Property (Blairmore)

Made up of 31 hectares (30 ac.) of wetlands, mixed forests and grasslands, this scenic property is nestled in the Crowsnest Pass, just outside the town of Blairmore. Before it was channelized, the Crowsnest River had cut directly through the property, leaving behind a unique landscape for species such as the western toad, American beaver and rufous hummingbird.

NCC acquired the Frayn 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 be getting out onto our Frayn property to remove a page wire fence. The fence is partially located in a wetland, which makes it dangerous for waterfowl. This will be a challenging task but will be extremely rewarding when you can see the barrier to wildlife removed!

Why you will love it

We will be getting into the Thanksgiving spirit a little early this year, providing pumpkin pie and hot chocolate to our volunteers to say Thank You for all of your hard work! Peter Sherrington will also be giving a special presentation about his 11 years of experience with the birds in the Crowsnest Pass and Beaver Mines area, from 7 - 8 pm @ the Frank Slide Interpretive Centre!


Contact Travis Muir: Travis.Muir@natureconservancy.ca

Please Note

All tools and equipment will be provided, along with drinks and snacks. We will be starting this event after noon so please have lunch before arriving. Additional information 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:

  • Sturdy close-toed footwear
  • Rubber boots
  • Long pants
  • Long shirt
  • Rain gear (just in case)
  • Backpack
  • 1 Litre (at least) of water in a reusable bottle
  • Any necessary medications