Grand Codroy Riverside Restoration

Event Details

May 6th, 2017, 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Grand Codroy Estuary Nature Reserve (Doyles), Newfoundland and Labrador
Habitat Restoration

Come help NCC re-plant riverside habitat on the banks of the Grand Codroy Estuary, an internationally renowned wetland.

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About Grand Codroy Estuary Nature Reserve (Doyles)

The Grand Codroy River gathers water from the Long Range and Anguille mountains in the southwest corner of Newfoundland, meandering downstream until it reaches an estuary like nowhere else in the region. This 243 hectare (601 ac.) property features a moderate climate, protected shores, rolling cultivated grasslands and lush balsam fir forests, providing habitat to species like moose, green frog, American beaver, and the endangered piping plover. It is the only Ramsar site in the province, includes two Important Bird Areas, and offers an educational interpretative centre and hiking trails for all to enjoy.

What you will be doing

We will be re-planting a natural buffer between the estuary and an agricultural field, which will help stabilize the banks and filter water running into the river. As the trees grow, they will become additional habitat for the diversity of bird life in the area.

Why you will love it

This event is an opportunity to meet fellow nature lovers and help support the thriving biodiversity in the Codroy Valley. 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!


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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 May 7th). It is important to preregister online to ensure you receive event updates.

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


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:

  • Layers of comfortable clothing
  • Boots
  • Rain gear (just in case)
  • Lunch
  • Water Bottle
  • Sunscreen
  • Bug spray