Spring Roadside Cleanup

Event Details

April 30th, 2017, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Backus Woods Block - North Access, Ontario
Infrastructure / Site Cleanup

Join NCC staff for a roadside cleanup to collect a winter’s worth of garbage along Highway 24 and the East Quarter Line Road.  Following the cleanup NCC staff will lead a property tour where you can learn about the unique species that make up the Carolinian Canada Life Zone.

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. Happy travels!

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About Backus Woods Block – North Access

Backus Woods is a spectacular gem in the heart of Carolinian Canada. Comprising less than 1% of Canada’s land mass, Carolinian Canada is home to 25% of Canada’s population, contains some of Canada’s most productive agricultural lands and provides habitat for nearly 25% of Canada’s endangered species.

What you will be doing

Garbage, such as bottles, balloons, and grocery bags accumulate along roadways every year and can pose a threat to plants and animals that call Backus Woods their home. You will join NCC staff to walk leisurely along the perimeter of Backus Woods and other Backus Block properties along Highway 24 and the East Quarter Line Road to pick up litter.

Why you will love it

While seemingly unglamourous, garbage removal is a top priority for NCC, and the immediate results of this work is rewarding. Throughout the day you will also have the opportunity to learn about unique Carolinian Canada species such as the Tuliptree, American Badger, and others.


Contact Brett Norman: brett.norman@natureconservancy.ca

Please Note

This event will proceed rain or shine, so please dress for the conditions. 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 an 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! Attend four NCC Conservation Volunteer events in 2017 and at your fourth event you will receive an awesome NCC t-shirt.

People of all fitness levels can participate
Out house/ bearbox
Carpooling can be arranged
Water and snacks will be provided

NCC would like to thank Norfolk County for providing CV event support including garbage bags, high visibility vests and garbage bag pick up.

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