Road to Recovery 2017

Event Details

June 15th, 2017, 9:30 AM - 3:30 PM

Hayden-Hedenstrom (Mountain View), Alberta
Habitat Restoration

Take a walk with us on NCC’s spectacular Hayden-Hedenstrom property bordering Waterton Lakes National Park, and help protect the incredible diversity of plants underfoot from invasive species. Hound’s-tongue, blueweed and tall buttercup have been encroaching into the property via an abandoned gravel road and threatening the native vascular plants that thrive on this site. With the ongoing support of volunteers, we’ve been able to keep these nasty invasives at bay, but we’re once again calling on you for help.

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About Hayden-Hedenstrom (Mountain View)

Only 16 km west of Mountain View, along the eastern edge of the Waterton park front, lies a portion of one of the largest private land conservation initiatives in Canadian history. Thanks to the vision of our partners and the long-term commitment of local ranchers, this 315 acre (127 ha.) property can continue to act as a buffer for the biologically sensitive park area. Its aspen forests, open meadows, and wetlands serve as important habitat for local plants and wildlife, such as the Columbia spotted frog, sandhill crane, striped coralroot, and northern fringed gentian.

What you will be doing

With the wildflowers abloom, the property’s full beauty will be on display! With support and instruction from NCC staff, volunteers will help control the infestation of noxious weeds on this property, including hound’s-tongue and blueweed. The support of extra man/girl power is essential in tackling the spread of invasive species.

Why you will love it

This kicks off the start of the Waterton Wildflower Festival! We encourage volunteers to stick around for a few days and take in some of the wonderful and intriguing educational courses, workshops, and art exhibits!


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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
  • Light layers of clothing (light sweater and jacket)
  • Sun hat
  • Rain gear
  • 1 Litre of water in a reusable bottle
  • Lunch
  • Any necessary medications