Husavik Bio-inventory

Event Details

July 27th, 2019, 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Husavik Property (Husavik), Manitoba
Inventories and Monitoring

Be a citizen scientist for a day! We need your help identifying species on one of our new properties located just 5 minutes south of Gimli.  You will help survey the wetlands and uplands at the edge of Lake Winnipeg for water critters, water quality, as well as plants and animals.

All experience levels welcome, only requirement is your power of observation. We will use iNaturalist for help with identification. A picnic lunch will be provided for volunteers.

If you’re interested in carpooling to the property, please click here. Happy travels!

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About Husavik Property (Husavik)

This thriving project is home to coastal wetlands that protect the shores of Lake Winnipeg. Featuring 52 acres (21 ha.) of marsh habitats and a fresh water creek, the property is home to a network of biodiversity, including cattails, willows, sedges, shorebirds, songbirds, and nesting and migrating waterfowl.

NCC acquired Husavik 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

A bio-inventory is an event where surveyors attempt to identify as many different species as possible during the day, at a certain location. You can help with water surveys, contribute your observations on plants or birds, or team up with an expert to learn about something new!

Why you will love it

This is a rare opportunity to visit undeveloped shoreline along Lake Winnipeg. Pair the bio-inventory with a visit to the beach and make it a a great day trip!

Questions?

Contact Christine Chilton: manitoba@conservationvolunteers.ca

Please Note

Additional information and directions will be provided closer to the event date. There are no buildings or facilities at the event location.

People of all fitness levels can participate
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:

Clothes
  • Sturdy footwear
  • Long pants
  • Loose, long-sleeved shirt
  • Hat
  • Rain gear (if needed)
Miscellaneous
  • Refillable water bottle
  • Any necessary medications
  • Sun screen
  • Bug spray