Rolling in Waterton

Event Details

October 3rd, 2018, 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Waterton Park Front, Alberta
Infrastructure / Site Cleanup

Don’t let fall weather scare you! Stay warm as you help the Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) and local landowners remove a stretch of unnecessary barbed wire in the stunning Waterton Park Front. You’ll also have the opportunity to learn more about the local amphibians and creatures that call these wetlands home!

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About Waterton Park Front

For decades, NCC has worked with private landowners to protect more than 100 square kilometres surrounding Waterton National Park, creating a natural buffer for the species that live in this area, which include grizzly and black bears, cougars, wolves, moose, elks, white-tailed and mule deer. Fortunately for these species, the ranchers who for generations have cared for the area surrounding the park, are careful stewards of their land. Their sustainable use of the ranchlands has meant that many species continue to thrive here. The area came to the attention of the NCC in 1997, when a crucial half section of land on the boundary of Waterton Lakes National Park came up for sale. The property, containing a lake that was home to trumpeter swans, was just what developers were looking for. NCC recognized this as an urgent and critical priority for conservation.

With the support of The W. Garfield Weston Foundation, NCC has continued to work with landowners to negotiate deals that will help them to protect their land for the long term, either through direct purchase or by placing conservation agreements on their properties.

What you will be doing

Volunteers will work together to roll up a section of cross-fence on a conservation easement property in the Waterton Park Front. By pulling staples and rolling wire, we will ensure that this area becomes hazard free for passing wildlife!

Why you will love it

This property offers wonderful wetlands. At lunch we will enjoy an educational talk on local amphibians and well as enjoy stunning views of the Waterton Park Front from this scenic property.

Questions?

Contact Zoe Arnold: alberta@conservationvolunteers.ca

Please Note

A 3/4 mile walk in along a cleared truck trail is required to access the fence. All tools and equipment will be provided, along with snacks, and drinks.

Additional information, including maps and driving directions, 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:

Clothes
  • Sturdy closed-toed shoes or boots
  • Warm layers of clothing
  • Hat
  • Rain jacket (just in case)
Miscellaneous
  • Water bottle
  • Lunch
  • Backpack
  • Any necessary medications