Keep Calm and Clear On (Nexen)

Event Details

June 20th, 2017, 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM

Boote property (Penhold), Alberta
Infrastructure / Site Cleanup

Join the Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) for a day of hands-on conservation in the heart of Alberta’s parkland! Within this highly modified landscape, the Underwood and Boote conservation properties are part of the last 5% of intact parkland habitat remaining today. This property is home to a plethora of wild creatures, including moose, deer and badger.

By lending your support to this project, you will help ensure that wildlife are able to roam the landscape freely and native plants are able to thrive.

Get outside with us and enjoy a day contributing to the health of the last remaining intact parkland habitat! Free bus transportation from the Nexen office and lunch are provided.

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About Boote property (Penhold)

This 40 hectare (108 ac.) property, named after its former owners Godfrey, Archibald and Edward Boote, is one piece of a larger conservation project in the Pine Lake area. 25 km west of Penhold, the area is made up of aspen shrublands and seasonal ponds and wetlands that attract species such as moose, American badger, northern leopard frog, rusty blackbird and horned grebe.

NCC acquired the Boote Property 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

We’ll begin the day by removing a stretch of unnecessary barbed wire fence, in order to clear the way for wildlife movement. Once this satisfying task is complete, we will make our way to another section of the property to help corral remnant debris, allowing the native flora to once again thrive. As a team, you’ll round-up the old junk, pull fencing staples, and roll up barbed wire so that these items can be properly disposed of.

Why you will love it

During lunch you’ll have the opportunity to learn about some of the mammals, birds and plants that call the area home, and hear more about NCC’s conservation work from NCC staff.

Questions?

Contact Zoe Arnold: alberta@conservationvolunteers.ca

Please Note

All tools and equipment will be provided, along with snacks, drinks, and a sandwich lunch. Please specify any dietary restrictions or food allergies when registering. Additional information will be sent to you after you prior to the event. Event will go rain or shine, please dress appropriately.

Moderate fitness level required
Out house/ bearbox
Transportation to property provided by NCC
All tools will be provided by NCC
Water, snacks and a hot meal

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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 footwear
  • Long pants
  • Layers of clothing (light sweater and jacket)
  • Sun hat
  • Rain gear
Miscellaneous
  • 1 Litre of water in a reusable bottle
  • Any necessary medications