Maymont Clean-up Crew!

Event Details

July 7th, 2018, 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Maymont Complex, Saskatchewan
Infrastructure / Site Cleanup

Come check out our beautiful new Maymont property located along the South Saskatchewan River! Join NCC and lend your support in cleaning up old fencing material. Working together, we will clear the area of debris to reduce barriers and hazards to wildlife, ensuring the area has the best possible habitat for the creatures that need it most.

All levels of experience welcome! Our events are all about knowledge sharing and learning.

Carpooling: If you’re interested in carpooling to the property with other volunteers (driving, or catching a ride) please click here and add your car, or join a car. There’s also a wait list feature if there’s no car listed yet where you’re traveling from. Happy travels!

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About Maymont Complex

The Maymont properties are located along the southern shore of the North Saskatchewan River in the Aspen Parkland ecoregion. This group of cohesively managed properties represents approximately 2400 acres (970 ha) of land characterized by a mosaic of fescue grassland, shrubland and aspen forests within the Aspen Parkland ecoregion. Overall, the land is gently sloping towards the North Saskatchewan River, with open and closed aspen communities dominating the riverfront, and transitioning to mostly native prairie uplands interspersed with pockets of shrub and tree cover and small wetlands. These natural lands help to provide a landscape buffer between the river and nearby farmland. The native grasslands are dominated by Rough Fescue, wheatgrasses, Western Porcupine Grass and Prairie Junegrass. Wildlife species observed in the area include Moose, Long-tailed Weasel, Northern Harrier, Green-winged Teal, Sprague’s Pipit, and Wood Frogs.

 

What you will be doing

Join NCC staff to help clean up this beautiful and unique property to make the area as safe as possible for wildlife, including a number of species-at-risk.

Why you will love it

Thanks to the diverse grassland and wetland habitats, you may have an opportunity to see ferruginous hawks, wood frogs, Sprague’s Pipit, and numerous species of waterfowl. So be sure to bring you binoculars! You will be helping to keep this property safe for these species, and countless others!

Questions?

Contact Kayla Burak: kayla.burak@natureconservancy.ca

Please Note
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
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
  • Dress in layers
  • Hat
  • Sturdy, closed-toed shoes
Tools
  • Binoculars (optional)
  • Camera (optional)
Miscellaneous
  • Any necessary medications
  • Bug spray
  • Sunscreen
  • Reusable water bottle