TELUS Days of Giving – Dig in for Biodiversity
June 17th, 2017, 9:30 AM - 2:00 PM
Gambling Lake (Lindbrook), Alberta
Get ready to roll up your sleeves and tag along with the Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) to the Gambling Lake property, 45 minutes southeast of Edmonton! Volunteers will spend the day planting native flowers and herbs, contributing to the pollinator restoration project taking place on site. These herbaceous plants will join the native shrubs planted by volunteers in June of 2016. This event is family friendly.
If you’d like to carpool to the event, please click here, https://www.groupcarpool.com/t/8afqpy to add your car or join a ride going to the event. There is also a wait list feature if there isn’t a ride there yet that works for you. Happy carpooling!
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Gambling Lake is an ecologically diverse, 63 hectare (150 ac.) property just north of Miquelon Lake provincial park that features mixed boreal forests, shrublands, grasslands, lake shores and wetlands. The area’s extensive wetlands provide habitat for a diversity of waterfowl, including blue-winged teal, American wigeon, northern pintail, lesser scaup and bufflehead. Even trumpeter swans, considered endangered in Alberta until July 2014, have been spotted on the property!
NCC acquired the Gambling Lake 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
Volunteers will work together to plant native flowers and herbs as part of a pollinator restoration project taking place on the property.Why you will love it
Not only will volunteers have the opportunity to learn about this pollinator restoration project, they will also have the chance to perform a pollinator survey or go for a walk to the shoreline of Gambling Lake to try and spot a variety of waterfowl!Questions?
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All tools and equipment will be provided, along with drinks and snacks. Please bring a lunch with you. No washroom facilities are available on site. 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
- Planting trowel if you have one!
- 1 Litre of water in a reusable bottle
- Any necessary medications