Nightmare on (Siberian) Elm Street

Event Details

October 30th, 2016, 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Fort Ellice (St. Lazare), Manitoba
Habitat Restoration

Join NCC this Halloween for a spooky good time restoring grassland habitat!  Help us remove Siberian Elm, a non-native tree species that is invading the mixed-grass prairie. Afterwards, enjoy kid-friendly Halloween activities, scary stories, hot dogs and hot chocolate around a bonfire.

Carpooling: If you’re interested in carpooling 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 Fort Ellice (St. Lazare)

This sprawling 4,766 acre (1,929 ha.) property is located at the confluence of Beaver Creek and the Assiniboine River just east of the Manitoba-Saskatchewan border. The area’s diverse range of habitats include aspen forests, native grasslands, wetlands, and freshwater springs, supporting species such as the smooth green snake, yellow pike, north American river otter, northern gray wolf and the provincially endangered chestnut-collared longspur.

NCC acquired Fort Ellice 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

Volunteers will help with the removal and piling of invasive trees, followed by a bonfire and Halloween activities. Activities will be kid-friendly so bring the whole family!

Why you will love it

Chance to get first hand experience in habitat restoration, visit the spectacular Fort Ellice property and learn about the rich history of the area.


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Please Note

Be sure to bring adequate footwear and multiple layers of warm clothing as well a bag or backpack to carry them in. Additional information and driving directions will be provided upon registration.

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

  • Layers of warm clothing
  • Sturdy footwear
  • Gloves
  • Toque
  • Water bottle