Scotch Pine Be Gone

Event Details

August 25th, 2017, 9:30 AM - 3:00 PM

Hazel Bird Nature Reserve (Gores Landing), Ontario
Habitat Restoration

Hazel Bird Nature Reserve is a gem in the Nature Conservancy of Canada Rice Lake Plain’s properties. Unique animals and tallgrass prairie and oak savanna habitats are common. NCC needs your help in removing invasive Scotch pine from the property. You will assist in cutting small Scotch pine and help the native habitat thrive.

Carpooling: If you’re interested in carpooling with other volunteers (driving, or catching a ride) please click here and add your car, or join a car. There’s also a wait list feature if there’s no car listed yet where you’re traveling from. Happy travels!

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About Hazel Bird Nature Reserve (Gores Landing)

This 118 hectare (292 ac.) nature reserve is found within the Rice Lake Plains Natural Area, just 10 km southeast of Gores Landing. Made up of tall grass prairie, sand barren oak woodlands and black oak savannah, this diverse landscape provides invaluable habitat for species such as the spring peeper, Big brown myotis, eastern hog-nosed snake and the endangered monarch butterfly and red-headed woodpecker.

What you will be doing

Join NCC in removing invasive Scotch Pine from the Hazel Bird Nature Reserve. Removing this invasive species will help the unique grassland and tallgrass ecosystems thrive.

Why you will love it

What could be more satisfying than restoring a property to its natural state by removing invasive species? You’ll be directly helping the native plants and animals on this property by creating more natural space for them to thrive. You will also get to see beautiful examples of this unique ecosystem and the species that live there.


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Please Note

Additional event details, including directions and parking instructions, will be provided after registration. *New in 2017* Attend two NCC Conservation Volunteer events in 2017, and at your second event, you will receive this awesome NCC buff. It’s great for protection from the sun, bugs, cold, rain, and dare we say it’s also great for looking fabulous in the field!

People of all fitness levels can participate
Out house/ bearbox
Carpooling can be arranged
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
  • Raingear
  • 1 Litre of water in a reusable bottle
  • Lunch
  • Any necessary medications