Salmonier Site Clean-Up with McInnes Cooper

Event Details

July 17th, 2016, 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Salmonier River Area, Newfoundland and Labrador
Infrastructure / Site Cleanup

The Nature Conservancy of Canada, Newfoundland and Labrador is pleased to be teaming up with McInnes Cooper to clean up discarded debris in our newest project area. We invite you to lend us your muscle to help remove traces of past land users while  discovering the Salmonier region – an area known for it’s Atlantic salmon-laden river, dense boreal forest and unique lichen diversity.

If you’d like to carpool to the event, please click here,  https://www.groupcarpool.com/t/9e5cba to add your car or join a ride going to the event. There is also a wait list feature if there isn’t a ride there yet that works for you. Happy carpooling!

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About Salmonier River Area

The Salmonier River area is NCC’s most recent project, and falls within a newly written conservation plan for the Avalon Peninsula. The forest has a high diversity of lichens, including the globally rare boreal felt lichen and blue felt lichen. The river itself is a provincially designated salmon river with a healthy population of Atlantic salmon. The area also neighbours the Avalon Wilderness Reserve, providing protection and resources for the species using that area.

What you will be doing

The Salmonier property has a history of human-use with the apparent remains of an old cabin, cleared fields and old access trails. We will be removing discarded garbage from the forest and river banks, along with the remnants of the cabin and fences.

Why you will love it

This is a chance to be outdoors, working side-by-side with colleagues, family and new friends to make a hands-on contribution to conservation in the province. You will be working by the picturesque Salmonier river and will experience the Avalon's unique boreal forest. We encourage participants to bring family members!

Questions?

Contact Kathy Unger: atlantic@conservationvolunteers.ca

Please Note

Please come dressed for the weather and in clothes you don't mind getting dirty or torn. Rubber boots are recommended for this area. NCC will provide snacks, water and all tools and equipment. Please bring a lunch. Driving directions, carpool options and parking information will be provided in the participant package via e-mail correspondence, sent out prior to the event. The event will proceed in the case of (light) rain or shine. In the event of extreme weather, the event will be cancelled and participants will receive a phone call from NCC staff as early as possible. It is important for all participants (including adult family members of staff) to preregister online to ensure accurate numbers and to ensure you receive event updates.

People of all fitness levels can participate
No toilets on site
Carpooling can be arranged
All tools will be provided by NCC
Water and snacks will be provided

Thanks to Vale and Husky Energy in making our Conservation Events possible.

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
  • Layers of warm clothing
  • Rubber boots
  • Rain gear (just in case)
Tools
  • Work gloves (optional)
Miscellaneous
  • Lunch
  • Plenty of water
  • Sunscreen
  • Bug spray