Kettle Island Stewardship Committee

Event Details

September 1st, 2018, 12:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Kettle Island, Quebec
Inventories and Monitoring

NCC is looking for proactive volunteers with an interest in nature to join a stewardship committee in charge of surveillance and long-term ecological monitoring  of NCC’s properties on Kettle Island.

Note: Ongoing registration until September 2018. The date of the event is simply the deadline for expressing your interest in joining the committee. After this date, the NCC Outaouais team will connect with volunteers to choose a convenient date and location for the first information session.

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About Kettle Island

Kettle Island located in the Rivière des Outaouais is made up of contemporary fluvial deposits (stratified sand, silty deposition, organic matter) with flat relief . Wetland are also present in the forest. At the edge of the island, we find riparian habitats. Two forest stands are outstanding forests :the butternut stands with western hackberry, and the silver maple stands in flood-prone areas. The island is also part of the muskrat habitat.

The diverse forest environments, swamps and riparian areas associated with the river provide diverse ecological niches that promote the reproduction and development of many wildlife species and plant species. In addition to having great forests, the island provides a refuge for certain rare species.

What you will be doing

The role of the members of the stewardship committee will be explained during the information session (date and location to be determined). Participants will be introduced to NCC's stewardship activities, such as surveillance of protected properties and monitoring of rare species and their habitats.

Why you will love it

The properties protected by NCC contain exceptional ecosystems and natural habitats for flora and wildlife. This is an opportunity to contribute to the conservation of these natural ecosystems by monitoring sensitive areas and biological targets. Learn to identify significant species of the region through field trips, and discover for yourself the natural jewels of the Ottawa Valley !


Contact Lucie Veillette:

Please Note

The Kettle Island Stewardship Committee is active all year long. Particîpants under 18 years old must be accompanied by an adult. We will inform registered volunteers about the information session to be held a weekday evening in June.

Moderate fitness level required
No toilets on site
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
  • Layered clothing (light sweater and jacket)
  • Sun hat
  • Raingear
  • Water
  • Sun screen lotion
  • Insect repellent