Invasive Species Take-down!

Event Details

August 13th, 2016, 9:30 AM - 3:00 PM

Shining Rainbow Deer Nature Sanctuary, Ontario
Habitat Restoration

Join forces with NCC to take-down the invasive common reed and purple loosestrife, preventing them from taking over the wetlands on NCC’s Shining Rainbow Deer Nature Sanctuary. Successful take-down of these invasives will help ensure that Shining Rainbow Deer remains a sanctuary for native plants and animals!

Carpooling: If you’re interested in carpooling with other volunteers (driving, or catching a ride) please click here and add your car, or join a car. There’s also a wait list feature if there’s no car listed yet where you’re traveling from. Happy travels!

Please email the event contact to join the waiting list.

More Information

About Shining Rainbow Deer Nature Sanctuary

The Shining Rainbow Deer Nature Sanctuary is an ecological gem within NCC’s Northern Bruce Peninsula Natural Area, one of the most intact natural landscapes in Ontario south of the Canadian Shield. World-renowned for its diversity of orchids and ferns, the Northern Bruce Peninsula is one of the best hot spots for biodiversity in the Great Lakes! The peninsula supports an abundance of species diversity, including 11 globally rare species such as hills thistle, lakeside daisy, ramshead ladyslipper, as well as globally rare alvar communities.

What you will be doing

Working in teams, we will be clipping seed heads/flowering heads from the invasive common reed and purple loose-strife before they have a chance to go to seed.

Why you will love it

At this event you will have the opportunity to see Shining Rainbow Deer’s stunning wetlands and rare plants and animals including the globally rare Hill’s thistle and threatened eastern massasauga rattlesnake! By the end of the event we will see the difference we have made to protect this amazing nature reserve.


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Please Note

NCC will provide work or gardening gloves and hand snips, but please bring your own if you have them. Additional event details, including directions and parking instructions, will be provided after registration.

People of all fitness levels can participate
No toilets on site
Carpooling can be arranged
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:

  • Close-toed footwear
  • Long pants
  • Long shirt
  • Layers of clothing (light sweater and jacket)
  • Sun hat
  • Raingear
  • Rubber boots
  • 1 Litre of water in a reusable bottle
  • Lunch