Off With Their Heads

Event Details

July 5th, 2017, 9:30 AM - 3:30 PM

Connop Bragg Creek Property (Bragg Creek), Alberta
Habitat Restoration

Join us for the first ever Field Scabious removal just outside of Bragg Creek. Located only 40 minutes outside of Calgary, this NCC property needs your help battling a newly discovered infestation of this noxious weed! Volunteers will have the opportunity to explore this beautiful property as we work together to clear the weeds that are thriving in the open meadow near the edge of a wetland.

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More Information

About Connop Bragg Creek Property (Bragg Creek)

The Connop family began ranching in Alberta in 1919, with an initial purchase of 3/4 section. George Connop slowly grew the ranch over the years, acquiring land near Okotoks, Turner Valley, Millarville and Bragg Creek from 1948-1964. Now, the ranch covers a total of 841 hectares (2,080 ac.) south of Calgary. In 2004, Mr. Connop generously donated his lands to the Nature Conservancy of Canada as a legacy gift in his will.

The 322 hectare (798 ac.) Connop Bragg Creek property, which borders Kananaskis Country, provides habitat for species like elk, barn swallow and grizzly bear. This working landscape also balances active cattle ranching with long term conservation.

What you will be doing

With the help and guidance from NCC staff, volunteers will be removing the heads of Field Scabious and bagging them. This will prevent them from being able to spread their seeds further on our property. Although they look similar to butterfly plant (Scabiosa), an ornamental perennial, these plants are very invasive and classified as a noxious weed.

Why you will love it

With just a short drive from Calgary volunteers will be able to explore the Connop property located just outside of Bragg Creek. They will be able to learn more about the work we do in the popular Bow region from our Natural Area Manager who will be on-site all day!


Contact Kirsten Falkenburger:

Please Note

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

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

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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:

  • 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 medication