Legacy Island Planting – Trout Unlimited

Event Details

July 14th, 2018, 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Legacy Island, Alberta
Habitat Restoration

Join the Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) as we rally in support of the Bow River Chapter of Trout Unlimited Canada to help with their Legacy Island riparian restoration project along the Bow River.

The Bow River Chapter of Trout Unlimited (TU), in cooperation with the Alberta Conservation Association have undertaken a project to replace cottonwood trees lost to the 2013 flood on Legacy Island. In 2016, NCC joined up with TU to help plant 150 cottonwood trees and 100 willow stakes at this location. These trees have done well but additional plantings are needed. The new trees will help stabilize the island during future high water events, and provide much needed habitat for birds and other wildlife.

Please Note: This event is being led by the Bow River Chapter of Trout Unlimited Canada.

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About Legacy Island

2003 saw an agreement completed between the Province of Alberta and the Bow River Chapter of Trout Unlimited Canada (TUC) to protect Legacy Island as an important natural habitat. The island is located on the Bow River, south of Carsland.

The Bow River Chapter of TUC are the guardians of the property and are responsible for the ongoing protection of the ecosystem of the island. The 2013 Bow River flood had a devastating impact on Legacy Island. Trees were uprooted, gravel moved and the road access and parking area destroyed. Work is now being done to restore the site.

What you will be doing

Volunteers will plant cottonwoods and poplars to help stabilize the island during future high water events, and provide much needed habitat for birds and other wildlife. The group will also assist with some minor site cleanup and maintenance.

Why you will love it

You'll have the opportunity to support an important riparian restoration project along the Bow River, while learning more about the Bow River Chapter of Trout Unlimited Canada and the work they do in support of fisheries and aquatic ecosystems.

Questions?

Contact Hannah Schaepsmeyer: Hannah.Schaepsmeyer@natureconservancy.ca

Please Note

This event is being led by the Bow River Chapter of Trout Unlimited Canada. Volunteers should bring clothing appropriate to the weather conditions and sturdy footwear.

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

This event is led by Trout Unlimited

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
  • Layers of clothing
  • Hat
  • Sunglasses
  • Rain jacket (just in case)
  • Sturdy closed-toed shoes or boots
Miscellaneous
  • Reusable water bottle
  • Any necessary medications