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Event Details

May 12th, 2017, 9:00 AM - 2:30 PM

Minesing Wetlands - Minesing Bird Tower, Ontario
Habitat Restoration

Join the Nottawasaga Valley Conservation Authority (NVCA) and NCC for a wet and wild day of planting trees along the Nottawasaga River in the internationally significant Minesing Wetlands. Once grown, these trees will provide habitat to forest birds and other wildlife, shade and cool the river, stabilize the riverbanks and reduce erosion.

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!

Please email the event contact to join the waiting list.

More Information

About Minesing Wetlands – Minesing Bird Tower

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

Join NCC and the Nottawasaga Valley Conservation Authority (NVCA) to plant trees along the Nottawasaga River in the Minesing Wetlands. Over the past 60 years, 42% of the forest cover in the Minesing Wetlands has been lost to changing land use, tree disease and severe storms, and we need your help to restore this significant habitat. The Minesing Wetlands live up to their name, so be prepared to get wet! There will be a 30 minute hike over possibly flooded trail to reach the planting site.

Why you will love it

Once grown, the trees that we plant will provide habitat to forest birds and other wildlife, shade and cool the river, and stabilize the riverbanks and reduce erosion.


Contact Brittany Hope: Brittany.Hope@natureconservancy,ca

Please Note

This event will proceed rain or shine, so please dress for the conditions: rubber boots, long pants, comfortable clothing you don’t mind getting dirty, a hat, and a change of dry clothes. Please bring your own lunch and refillable water bottle. You may also bring your own work gloves and chest waders, if you have them. This event is suitable for ages 14 and up.

NCC and NVCA will provide gloves and chest waders for those who need them as well as extra snacks and water. There will be no on-site washroom facilities at this event. No previous experience is required. Additional event details, including directions and parking instructions, will be provided after registration.

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

This event will be co-hosted by NCC and the Nottawasaga Valley Conservation Authority (NVCA).
Funding support provided from Ontario Power Generation (OPG).
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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:

  • Rubber boots
  • Long pants
  • Hat
  • Full change of dry clothes
  • Work gloves
  • 1 Litre of water in a reusable bottle
  • Lunch