The Extra Mile

Event Details

July 12th, 2019, 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Rachel Agnes Hayes (White Sands), Alberta
Infrastructure / Site Cleanup

Go the extra mile and spend the day helping us pull one mile of fence on the Rachel Agnes Hayes Conservation Lands property! You will have the opportunity to learn more about wildlife friendly fencing and explore this incredible area.

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

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About Rachel Agnes Hayes (White Sands)

Rachel Agnes Hayes is part of a network of conservation properties based in the Buffalo Lake Moraine. Made up of 1,146 acres (463 ha.) of forests, grasslands and wetlands, the area hosts important habitat for waterfowl such as the yellow rail and great blue heron.

In October 2000, Alberta Culture and Community Spirit officially designated the Buffalo Lake Metis Settlement at Boss Hill as a provincial historic resource.

NCC acquired the Rachel Agnes Hayes Conservation Lands 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

To remove the barbed wire fence, you will pull out fence staples and roll barbed wire while walking along the fence line. This will allow wildlife to move more freely through the property and reduce wildlife injuries caused by fences.

Why you will love it

Relish in the silent thank-yous from the wildlife that struggle to move across this property while enjoying the fresh air and the gorgeous vistas.

Questions?

Contact Leanne Mitchell: leanne.mitchell@natureconservancy.ca

Please Note

Event will proceed rain or shine. Additional information will be sent out to you prior to the event.

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:

Clothes
  • Closed-toe shoes
  • Long pants
  • Rain gear
  • Sun hat
  • Backpack
Miscellaneous
  • 1 Liter of water in a reusable water bottle
  • Lunch
  • Any necessary medication