Take Me to the River
June 13th, 2018, 9:30 AM - 3:30 PM
Cervo II property, Alberta
Join us for a fun Weedy Wednesday in the Pass! The Cervo II property is located along the Crowsnest River, a tributary of the Oldman River. The day will consist of removing a pesky patch of weeds followed by Rivers 101. As a neat value-add, our in-house river aficionado will give us a run-down on the importance of the Crowsnest River and the species that live in its waters. We’ll be taking a magnified look at the many invertebrates that call the river home.
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This 98 acre conservation property surrounds the Leitch Collieries Provincial Historic Site and borders the Crowsnest River. The property’s rugged and varied terrain supports a diversity of vegetation communities, including Douglas fir, limber pine, grassland and shrub land. It is home to linear-leaved scorpionweed, a rare plant species. The area is also an important wildlife movement corridor through the Rockies for grizzly bear, cougar and elk.What you will be doing
Volunteers and NCC staff will band together to collapse the dalmatian toadflax population infesting the Cervo II property. These bright yellow flowered plants closely resemble snapdragons. However, they are a persistent, aggressive invader and capable of forming colonies through their creeping root system. These colonies can push out native grasses and other perennials, thereby altering the species composition of natural communities.Why you will love it
Participants will get to tag along with Jessica, our in-house river aficionado. In the afternoon, we will head across the highway to the other side of the Cervo II property where we can venture to the Crowsnest River. Here you can find a fishing hot spot and a whole slew of neat invertebrates. Jessica will be on hand to talk about the river, as well as perform some dips to survey for invertebrates!Questions?
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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. Event will go 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:
- Close-toed footwear
- Long pants
- Layers of clothing (light sweater and jacket)
- Sun hat
- Rain gear
- 1 Litre of water in a reusable bottle
- Any necessary medications