Manitoba Alvar Bioblitz – Public Day (A BioBlitz Canada 150 Event)

Event Details

June 24th, 2017, 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Marble Ridge, near Hodgson, Manitoba
Inventories and Monitoring

Join the Nature Conservancy of Canada, the Manitoba Conservation Data Centre and local experts for an afternoon of bio-blitzing on one of Manitoba’s rarest ecosystems – Alvar. This event is one of many bioblitzes taking place across Canada as part of the Canadian Wildlife Federation’s BioBlitz Canada 150 initiative.

All levels of expertise and ages are welcome to participate! More information about this event and BioBlitz Canada 150 can be found here:

If you are an expert and would be interested in leading a group or being teamed up with beginners during the public event, please contact

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About Marble Ridge, near Hodgson

The event will take place in the Interlake, near Hodgson, Manitoba, on public lands locally known as Marble Ridge.

Alvar is a plant community that is found in very shallow soil over limestone bedrock. It supports a unique complement of species, some of which are rare across Canada. Alvar itself is rare all across the world and is listed as Endangered under Manitoba’s Endangered Species and Ecosystems Act.

What you will be doing

A BioBlitz is an event where surveyors attempt to identify as many different species as possible during a certain time frame, at a certain location. You can collect and contribute your own observations or join up with an expert to learn about something new!

Why you will love it

Great chance to explore a unique, little known part of Manitoba while contributing to our knowledge about this ecosystem. You'll be joining thousands across Canada as part of a national inventory of Canada's ecologically important ecosystems.


Contact Rebekah Neufeld:

Please Note

Additional information and directions will be provided closer to the event. There are no buildings or facilities at the event location.

People of all fitness levels can participate
No toilets on site
Water and snacks will be provided

Bioblitz Canada 150
Province of Mb

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:

  • Sturdy footwear
  • Long pants
  • Loose, long-sleeved shirt
  • Hat
  • Rain Gear (if needed)
  • Water Bottle
  • Sunscreen
  • Bug spray