October 21st, 2016, 9:30 AM - 3:00 PM
Minesing Wetlands Natural Area – George-Johnston Canoe launch, Ontario
Join the Nature Conservancy of Canada and the Nottawasaga Valley Conservation Authority for a day of cutting dog-wood live-stakes to be planted along the banks of the Minesing Wetlands’ rivers and creeks. Together, we will fight erosion and help protect the Minesing Wetland.
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Just 20 km west of Barrie lies some of the largest and least disturbed wetlands in Southern Ontario. This rare marsh complex has been recognized by the Eastern Habitat Joint Venture of the North American Waterfowl Management Plan as a key area for conservation. NCC and its partners have protected close to 10,000 acres (4,047 ha.) of habitat in the region, attracting species such as great blue heron and the endangered spotted turtle.
NCC acquired lands in Minesing Wetlands 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 will be cutting dog-wood shrubs from along the banks of Willow Creek to create ‘livestakes’. Once planted, these stakes will sprout and grow in the spring, helping to stabilize streambanks, prevent erosion and protect the waters of the Minesing Wetland.Why you will love it
The rivers of the Minesing Wetland are important for aquatic species and serve as a key migratory route for fish species like the threatened Lake Sturgeon – what could be more satisfying than helping to protect this amazing ecosystem?Questions?
Contact Jennifer McCarter: firstname.lastname@example.org
Additional event details, including directions and parking instructions, will be provided after registration.
This event will be co-hosted by NCC and the Nottawasaga Valley Conservation Authority (NVCA).
Funding support provided from Ontario Power Generation (OPG).
While we do our best to provide you with the tools you need to participate, please bring the following items if you have them:
- Rain boots
- Chest or Hip Waders (if you have them)
- Long pants
- Long shirt
- Layers of clothing (light sweater and jacket)
- Sun hat
- 1 Litre of water in a reusable bottle