Seedpod Slog

Event Details

August 1st, 2019, 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Camden East Alvar (Napanee), Ontario
Habitat Restoration

Pick a peck of problematic pods and help us vanquish a very vicious vine! The vigorously-growing, invasive dog-strangling vine (DSV) is creeping its way into the globally rare habitats of the Camden East Alvar on the Napanee Plain. By picking and bagging the seedpods before they ripen, you can help stop the spread of this aggressive plant and protect the beautiful, rare alvar species that are threatened by its expansion.

If you’re interested in carpooling with other volunteers please click here. Happy travels!

Please email the event contact to join the waiting list.

More Information

About Camden East Alvar (Napanee)

This 43 hectare (109 ac.) property is based just 20 km northeast of Napanee, made up of meadows, shrublands, exposed limestone, wetlands and woodlands. This diverse landscape provides valuable habitat for species like the eastern newt, sandhill crane, white-tailed deer, milksnake and the endangered monarch butterfly. The area also features small pockets of rare plants, and even a rare fossil or two!

NCC acquired Camden East with the assistance of the Government of Canada’s Natural Areas Conservation Program (NACP), a unique public-private partnership to accelerate the pace of land conservation across southern Canada.

What you will be doing

Throughout the day you will hand pull and clip dog-strangling vine (DSV) seed pods. Walking distance will vary but most groups will hike approximately 5 km over uneven terrain to find and collect the pods, which we will carry out in bags. After lunch, we will take a quick tour of the property and grab any more pods we find along the way!

Why you will love it

Enjoy the beautiful landscape and biodiversity of the Camden East Alvar property, hiking alongside one of our knowledgeable conservation biologists.


Contact Amanda Tracey, Coordinator, Conservation Biology:

Please Note

Additional event details, including directions and parking instructions, will be provided after registration.

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:

  • Closed-toe footwear
  • Long pants
  • Long shirt
  • Layers of clothing (light sweater and jacket)
  • Sun hat
  • Rain gear
  • Work or garden gloves (optional)
  • Hand pruners (optional)
  • Sunscreen
  • Bug spray
  • 1 litre water bottle
  • Any necessary medications