Help the Elk and Berry Bake Off!

Event Details

August 30th, 2017, 9:30 AM - 3:00 PM

Golden Ranches Conservation Area (Lindbrook), Alberta
Infrastructure / Site Cleanup

Calling all berry fanatics! Take a hike out onto the Golden Ranches property to an old fence that has been the cause of a wildlife fatality and then put those taste buds to work judging the NCC Berry Bake Off submissions! Volunteers will be removing a stretch of ugly wire that lays in harms way for passing wildlife.

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About Golden Ranches Conservation Area (Lindbrook)

This 355 hectare (875 ac.) property, located in the Cooking Lake Moraine just 30 km southeast of Edmonton, is jointly owned and operated by the Nature Conservancy of Canada and its partners. Made up of mature aspen, open grasslands and internationally recognized wetlands, the area attracts a wide range of wildlife, such as Canada warbler, moose, and red fox.

NCC acquired the Golden Ranches 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 removing a barbed wire fence that is in disrepair and creating a hazard for wildlife. This will be a strenuous task but many hands make light work! Plus you will be rewarded with a pile of wire and baked berry-licious creations at the end of the day.

Why you will love it

It is berry season! Not only will you be helping the local wildlife, you will get to enjoy and judge delicious baked berry treats made by each staff member. May the ultimate NCC Berry Baker be crowned champion!

Questions?

Contact Kirsten Falkenburger: kirsten.falkenburger@natureconservancy.ca

Please Note

This work activity will require a fair amount of walking through long grass. 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 proceed 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 close-toed shoes
  • Long shirt
  • Sun hat
  • Long pants
  • Layers (light sweater and jacket)
  • Rain gear (just in case)
  • Backpack
Miscellaneous
  • 1 litre of water in a reusable bottle
  • Lunch
  • Any necessary medication
  • Expert taste buds!