Sweet White Clover Pull – OLG

Event Details

August 6th, 2016, 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Backus Block - Devos Myke Property, Ontario
Habitat Restoration

Join NCC staff to help pull, dig, clip and remove White Sweet Clover and Common Mullein from a restored field on an NCC property near the magnificent Backus Woods Forest! Removal of these non-native species will allow native plants to flourish which will in turn benefit native pollinators and help to provide an overall more diverse native habitat for all native wildlife.

Carpooling: 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. There’s also a wait list feature if there’s no car listed yet where you’re traveling from. Happy travels!

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About Backus Block – Devos Myke Property

The old growth Backus Woods is a spectacular gem of NCC’s Southern Norfolk Sand Plain Natural Area. The Southern Norfolk Sand Plain Natural Area is situated right in the heart of the Carolinian zone. Comprising less than 1% of Canada’s land mass, the Carolinian zone 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

At this event you will help to remove non-native sweet white clover and common mullein from an NCC property near Backus Woods.

Why you will love it

Enjoy some time outdoors, helping with hands-on conservation work, while learning about NCC’s restoration practices and other conservation occurring in Norfolk. After the event, take part in an optional hike of the magnificent Backus Woods.


Contact Jennifer McCarter: ontario@conservationvolunteers.ca

Please Note

Additional event details, including directions and parking instructions, will be provided after registration.

People of all fitness levels can participate
No toilets on site
Carpooling can be arranged
Water and snacks will be provided

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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
  • Rain gear
  • 1 Litre of water in a reusable bottle
  • Lunch