July 5th, 2019, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Riverbend Property – Lower Maitland River Valley Natural Area, Ontario
Join us for a tour the Nature Conservancy of Canada’s Riverbend Property along the beautiful winding Maitland River with Doran Richie from the Saugeen Ojibway Nation (SON) Environment Office. You will learn about the natural and cultural history of the area and how and why First Nations people used the land.
Please meet at 12:45pm at the end of Black Hole Road.
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The Lower Maitland River Valley Natural Area is one of the largest areas of natural cover in southern Ontario. It is a physically diverse landscape of cliffs, forests and seepage areas providing habitat for many species, including some of which that are globally and/or provincially rare. NCC has acquired a number of properties in the area in an effort to conserve and maintain these features, including the 66.8 ha (165 acre) Riverbend property. The Riverbend property is situated on a large oxbow in the river and hosts a significant amount of shoreline, cliff, and mixed forest habitat. The site is primarily forested with a mix of species that perfectly demonstrates the meeting of northern and southern ecosystems that occurs in the Maitland valley. Cliffs host old, slow-growing cedars, while deciduous communities that contain southern species, such as common hackberry and northern spice-bush, grow in areas of richer soil.Questions?
Contact Kaitlin Richardson, Coordinator, Conservation Biology (Acting): Kaitlin.firstname.lastname@example.org
While we do our best to provide you with the tools you need to participate, please bring the following items if you have them:
- Closed-toe shoes
- Long sleeve shirt
- Long sleeve pants
- Rain gear
- Water Bottle