Loosen Up the Loosestrife Grip

Event Details

August 21st, 2018, 9:30 AM - 2:00 PM

Clifford E. Lee Nature Sanctuary, Devon, Alberta
Habitat Restoration

We are heading to Clifford E. Lee Nature Sanctuary for a morning of jolly conversation, feel good actions, and the 12th consecutive year of invasive species control at this site. This time we will focus our efforts on the spread of purple loosestrife. “Thistle” only take a minute I promise, so join us as we loosen the loosestife’s grip on this nature preserve.

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About Clifford E. Lee Nature Sanctuary, Devon

The history of the Clifford E. Lee Nature Sanctuary protects 348 acres of marshland, open meadow, aspen parkland and pine. The variety of habitats in the sanctuary provides ideal opportunities for wildlife viewing and attracts a diversity of animals including over 100 bird species! The boardwalk and connected upland trails winding throughout the sanctuary offer easy navigation for visitors of all skill levels.

What you will be doing

Join forces with NCC and Lee Nature Sanctuary Society to remove the infestation of purple loosestrife and prevent it from taking over the native plant communities. We’ll also take time to clear encroaching vegetation from the boardwalk system so the way is clear for sanctuary visitors.

Why you will love it

Not only will you spend the day among the forests, meadows and wetlands of Clifford E. Lee Nature Sanctuary, in keeping with tradition we’ll also be serving up a round of appetizers made from edible invasive species for all to enjoy. Recipes will be provided, so you can make your favourites at home!


Contact Hannah Schaepsmeyer: Hannah.Schaepsmeyer@natureconservancy.ca

Please Note

All tools and equipment will be provided, along with drinks and snacks. Please bring a lunch. Additional information will be sent to you after you have registered for the event. Event will go rain or shine.

People of all fitness levels can participate
Out house/ bearbox
Carpooling can be arranged
All tools will be provided by NCC
Water and snacks will be provided

Lee Nature Sanctuary Society is a partner of NCC

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