The End of the Line

Event Details

May 1st, 2019, 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Collins property (Pine Lake), Alberta
Infrastructure / Site Cleanup

This project is nearing the end of the line, and we need your help to get it checked off our list! Join us as we head out to the Collins property for the third year in a row to remove an old barbed wire fence. We will be picking up where we left off last year with the goal of taking out the final stretch of double fence on the property!

While working on the Collins property, be sure to keep your eyes out for the many species of waterfowl that inhabit the wetlands while you are working alongside one another.

If you’d like to carpool to the event, please click here to add your car or join a ride going to the event. Happy carpooling!

Please email the event contact to join the waiting list.

More Information

About Collins property (Pine Lake)

The NCC Collins property, located within the Red Deer River Natural Area consists of 155 acres piece of land that is home to an abundance of waterfowl. The property boasts its gently undulating topographical features as well as its many water bodies, including 80 acres of trembling aspen and native shrublands. The diversified landscape on the Collins property favors an abundance of wildlife such as mule deer, coyote, moose, red-tailed hawk, and bufflehead. It also conserves breeding habitat hosting 60-70 duck pairs per square mile. The Collins property lies within close proximity to important Environmentally Significant Areas, Provincial Parks and other NCC properties making it a key player in the growing network of conserved wetland habitats in the region.

NCC acquired the Collins 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

Together we will team up to remove an old section of barbed wire fence by pulling staples and rolling-up barbed wire. By removing this unneeded section of fence from the landscape you will help reduce barriers and hazards to the animals that call this area home!

Why you will love it

Once all the hard work is finished we will take a short walk and enjoy the beautiful wetlands on the property, and point out some of the waterfowl that live there!


Contact Hannah Schaepsmeyer:

Please Note

All tools and equipment will be provided, along with snacks and drinks. We ask, however, that you please bring a lunch with you for the day. Additional information, including maps and driving directions, will be sent to you after you have registered for the event. Event will proceed rain or shine.

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:

  • Closed-toe shoes
  • Warm layers of clothing
  • Long pants
  • Sun hat
  • Rain gear
  • Backpack
  • 1 Litre of water in reusable bottle
  • Lunch
  • Any necessary medication