Spruce it Up

Event Details

December 7th, 2018, 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Haynes property, Pine Lake, Alberta
Habitat Restoration

In need of a Christmas tree? Join us on our Haynes conservation property as we work to naturalize an old tree farm by removing non-native blue spruce.

Our naturalization plan has targeted these trees for removal. With your help, we will work to identify, tag and remove a select number of blue spruce. For those celebrating Christmas, all of the blue spruce trees removed will be available to take home and use as your holiday tree, and the remainders will be given away to the community!

Looking to carpool? Follow this link to add your car or join a ride going to the event. Happy carpooling! 

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About Haynes property, Pine Lake

The Haynes property is part of 1,357 acres (549 hectares) of conservation lands owned by the Nature Conservancy of Canada within the Pine Lake Moraine, southeast of Red Deer. When combined with other conservation lands managed by partnering organizations such as Duck Unlimited Canada and Alberta Conservation Association, these lands contribute to approximately 3520 acres (1424 hectares) of protected land within a 6 square kilometre area.

NCC acquired the Haynes property 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

With your help, we will work to re-naturalize a tree lot on site by identifying, tagging and removing a select number of non-native blue spruce trees from the property.

Why you will love it

Get in the holiday spirit by joining us for a fun day outdoors! Learn more about our local conservation work in the Pine Lake area, and the restoration plans for this particular site. At the end of the day you'll have the opportunity to take home your own Christmas tree!

Questions?

Contact Hannah Schaepsmeyer: Hannah.Schaepsmeyer@natureconservancy.ca

Please Note

All tools and equipment will be provided, along with drinks and snacks. Please bring a lunch with you.

Additional information will be sent to you after you have registered for the event. The event is dependent on weather. If the event cannot run for any reason, NCC staff will inform you in advance.

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
  • Warm layers of clothing
  • Toque
  • Gloves
  • Extra socks
  • Sturdy closed-toe boots
Miscellaneous
  • Lunch
  • Reusable water bottle
  • Sunglasses
  • Ropes or Tie Straps (to take your Christmas tree home)
  • Any necessary medications
  • The holiday spirit!