Snip Snip Hooray!
June 26th, 2019, 9:30 AM - 3:30 PM
Connop Bragg Creek Property (Bragg Creek), Alberta
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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The Connop family began ranching in Alberta in 1919, with an initial purchase of 3/4 section. George Connop slowly grew the ranch over the years, acquiring land near Okotoks, Turner Valley, Millarville and Bragg Creek from 1948-1964. Now, the ranch covers a total of 841 hectares (2,080 ac.) south of Calgary. In 2004, Mr. Connop generously donated his lands to the Nature Conservancy of Canada as a legacy gift in his will.
The 322 hectare (798 ac.) Connop Bragg Creek property, which borders Kananaskis Country, provides habitat for species like elk, barn swallow and grizzly bear. This working landscape also balances active cattle ranching with long term 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?
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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.
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 waterproof shoes
- Long pants
- Rain gear
- Sun hat
- 1 Litre of water in a reusable bottle
- Any necessary medications