Keeping it Clean at Shoe Lake

Event Details

August 25th, 2018, 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Shoe Lake West, Saskatchewan
Infrastructure / Site Cleanup

Join the troop at our Shoe Lake West property, located in the Missouri Coteau. Shoe Lake is a saline marsh that is a hot spot for waterfowl shorebird activity! There are garbage piles and debris that need to be removed to help get this property back to its’ full intended glory. Debris can be dangerous to wildlife, and we want this to be a safe spot for those who frequent the area, including numerous species at risk!

Carpooling: If you’re interested in carpooling to the property 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!

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About Shoe Lake West

The 522-acre (211-hectare) site features diverse habitats essential to many bird species, including the endangered Piping Plover, the threatened Sprague’s Pipit and endangered Burrowing Owl.

What you will be doing

Join NCC and lend your support in cleaning up old fencing material, garbage, and helping to complete other site improvement activities. Working together, we will clear the area of debris to reduce barriers and hazards to wildlife, ensuring the area has the best possible habitat for the creatures that need it most.

Why you will love it

Thanks to the diverse grassland and wetland habitats, you may have an opportunity to see species at risk including bobolinks, barn swallows, loggerhead shrike, ferruginous hawks, wood frogs, Sprague’s pipit, and numerous species of waterfowl and amphibians. So be sure to bring your binoculars! You will be helping to keep this property safe for these species, and countless others!

Questions?

Contact Kayla Burak: kayla.burak@natureconservancy.ca

Please Note
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
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
  • Dress in layers
  • Hat
  • Sturdy, closed-toed shoes
Miscellaneous
  • Lunch
  • Reusable water bottle
  • Any necessary medications
  • Bug spray
  • Sunscreen