Green Up on Bunchberry Meadows

Event Details

October 14th, 2018, 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Bunchberry Meadows, Devon, Alberta
Habitat Restoration

Calling all green thumbs! Bunchberry Meadows is one our most publicly accessible properties, with the infrastructure in place to welcome the public. However, with the construction of this infrastructure came some damage to the property itself. It is now time to give this area a lift, with some fresh new greenery!

Volunteers will help us plant a variety of native species around the picnic site as well as willow live stakes around the dug out area. A guest expert from the U of A will be on hand to lend her expertise!

If you are interested in carpooling, please click here, 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 Bunchberry Meadows, Devon

This joint conservation property between the Nature Conservancy of Canada and Edmonton & Area Land Trust is a refuge for plants and wildlife. The property is the last large block of natural habitat left on the southwest edge of Edmonton. The landscape is made up of a unique mix of upland meadows, wetlands, jack pine, tamarack and black spruce.

The wetlands at Bunchberry Meadows Conservation Area cover close to 20 percent of the land and create important habitat for waterfowl, such as bufflehead duck. The mature forest stands are home to species like wood frog and boreal chorus frog. Having been virtually untouched for 40 years, the trees at Bunchberry Meadows Conservation Area are old and beautiful. You’ll find some of the only true old-growth forests remaining in Central Alberta. Many jack pines with a girth of over two metres have been discovered on the property.

NCC acquired Bunchberry Meadows 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

There are two main areas that we will be planting. Around the picnic site volunteers will help us plant trees and shrubs. Near the dug out, we will be planting willow live stakes to help strengthen the banks and bring back native vegetation.

Why you will love it

Kristen Anderson from the University of Alberta will be joining us to lend her expertise and share her knowledge on bioengineering. Oh the possibilities!

Questions?

Contact Zoe Arnold: alberta@conservationvolunteers.ca

Please Note

All tools and equipment will be provided, along with snacks 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 proceed rain or shine.

Moderate fitness level required
Out house/ bearbox
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
  • Close-toed shoes
  • Warm Layers of Clothing
  • Long pants
  • Sun hat
  • Rain gear
  • Backpack
Miscellaneous
  • 1 Litre of water in reusable bottle
  • Lunch
  • Any necessary medication
  • Your green thumbs!