Snip Snip Hooray!

Event Details

June 26th, 2019, 9:30 AM - 3:30 PM

Connop property, Bragg Creek, Alberta
Habitat Restoration

Get ready to snip! Lend a hand removing the heads of Field Scabious, a highly invasive weed. Located just 40 minutes outside Calgary, come explore the beautiful Connop property, meet some friendly faces along the way and help us win the battle against this destructive plant. We can’t wait to see you out there!

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About Connop property, Bragg Creek

George Connop’s parents began ranching in the Bragg Creek area in 1919 with an initial purchase of three quarter section, and built up their ranch over a period of years. He purchased a piece of land near Okotoks in 1948, another near Turner Valley in 1957, a piece near Millarville in 1960, and another in the Bragg Creek area in 1964. The George Connop Ranch covers 2,080 acres in three townships in the MD of Foothills. In 2004, Mr. Connop generously donated his lands to the Nature Conservancy of Canada as a legacy gift in his will.

The 798 acre Connop Bragg Creek property, which borders Kananaskis Country, provides habitat for a diversity of waterfowl and woodland animals, including deer, elk, moose and black bear. The property is also part of a working landscape, where cattle ranching is balanced with conservation.

What you will be doing

We'll use pruners to remove the heads of weeds and bag them. This will help to prevent seeds from spreading any further on the property.

Why you will love it

Enjoy the fresh air and explore the scenic Connop property, located just outside of Bragg Creek. Throughout the day, one of our Natural Area Managers will be teaching us all about the Bow region and its ecological significance.

Questions?

Contact Leanne Mitchell: leanne.mitchell@natureconservancy.ca

Please Note

All tools and equipment will be provided, along with snacks and drinks. We ask however, that you please bring a lunch with you for the day.

Additional information, including maps and driving directions, will be sent to you after registration. Event will proceed 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
  • Closed-toe waterproof shoes
  • Long pants
  • Rain gear
  • Sun hat
  • Backpack
Miscellaneous
  • 1 Litre of water in a reusable bottle
  • Lunch
  • Any necessary medications