Stony Mountain Prairie Helpers – Interlake Pathfinders

Event Details

November 17th, 2018, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Stony Mountain Prairie Preserve, Manitoba
Habitat Restoration

This volunteer event helps protect one of the most endangered habitats in the world! The Interlake Pathfinders will be helping protect the tall-grass prairie by reducing aspen tree growth into the grassland.

ALL PATHFINDERS WILL NEED A VOLUNTEER WAIVER FORM SIGNED BY A PARENT/GUARDIAN. PLEASE COMPLETE THE PAPER FORM PRIOR TO THE EVENT OR YOU CAN COMPLETE THE WAIVER USING THE SIGN UP NOW BUTTON BELOW.

 

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More Information

About Stony Mountain Prairie Preserve

Stony Mountain Prairie Preserve is an eight-acre (three-hectare) property donated by the Regional Municipality of Rockwood. The preserve is located on the top of the Stony Mountain escarpment. It features a unique oasis of grasses and flowers common to the native tall grass and mixed grass prairies that used to cover the region.

What you will be doing

Pathfinders will be learning to girdle aspen trees using hand tools. We will also learn to use GPS units to help create maps of the work that will be completed.

Why you will love it

Pathfinders will get up close and personal with prairie conservation, contributing to a project in their own region!

Questions?

Contact Marika Olynyk: marika.olynyk@natureconservancy.ca

Please Note

Please dress appropriately since we will be outside for this activity!

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 clothes (sweater, coat, possibly long underwear)
  • Work gloves if you have them
  • Warm footwear
Miscellaneous
  • Mug for hot beverages
  • Reusable water bottle
  • Any necessary medications