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May 26th, 2017, 9:30 AM - 3:30 PM

Mercier property, Alberta
Infrastructure / Site Cleanup

Join forces with the Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) as we head out into the Buffalo Lake Moraine to remove a stretch of page wire fence. This page wire is as tall as a normal barbed wire fence, with an extra strand of barbed wire above. This lethal combination forms an impassable barrier to local wildlife and risks harming those who try to cross it.

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About Mercier property

Secured at the end of 2010, this 150 acre conservation property is a joint partnership between the Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) and Ducks Unlimited Canada (DUC). The Mercier property is situated within the Buffalo Lake Moraine, which is one of the landscapes recognized under the North American Waterfowl Management Plan as an important staging and breeding area for migratory waterfowl and shorebirds. It is located within 7 – 10 km of a large 2514 acre block of NCC land along the eastern side of Buffalo Lake.

The Mercier property lies within the Central Parkland Subregion of the Parkland Natural Region, and consists of undulating knob and kettle topography.

What you will be doing

Volunteers will team up to remove staples and roll-up the page wire as well as one strand of barbed wire from a stretch of fence so that it can be hauled off the property for proper disposal. Instructions and tools will be provided.

Why you will love it

Did you know that the great horned owl is Alberta’s provincial bird? Thanks to NCC staff, volunteers will have the opportunity to learn a little more about this unique species that has been known to frequent the property. Get outside with us and learn more about the Buffalo Lake Moraine, and the important role water features like wetlands and fens play on the landscape.


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Please Note

All tools and equipment will be provided, along with drinks and snacks. 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
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 medications