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Event Details

October 27th, 2019, 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Bunchberry Meadows (Devon), Alberta
Habitat Restoration

Join the Nature Conservancy of Canada and the Edmonton & Area Land Trust harvesting and installing live poplar and willow stakes at Bunchberry Meadows! This Nature Destination is one our most publicly accessible properties, with infrastructure in place to welcome the public. It is time to give this area a lift, with some fresh new greenery! We will be live staking around the dugout to improve the quality of habitat as part of a larger restoration project. A guest expert from the U of A will be on hand to lend her expertise!

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About Bunchberry Meadows (Devon)

Having been virtually untouched for 40 years, Bunchberry Meadows yields some of the last old-growth forests remaining in Central Alberta. Jack pines with a girth of over two meters have been discovered on the property, attracting porcupines, long-tailed weasels and wood frog.

This 259 hectare (640 ac.) plot of land is managed between NCC and the Edmonton & Area Land Trust. NCC acquired Bunchberry Meadows with the assistance of the Government of Canada’s Natural Areas Conservation Program.

What you will be doing

We will be planting live willow stakes near the dug out to help strengthen the banks and bring back native vegetation.

Why you will love it

Kristen Anderson from the University of Alberta will be joining us to lend her expertise and share her knowledge on bioengineering. Oh the possibilities!

Questions?

Contact Hannah Schaepsmeyer: alberta@conservationvolunteers.ca

Please Note

All tools and equipment will be provided, along with snacks and drinks. We ask 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
Out house/ bearbox
Carpooling can be arranged
All tools will be provided by NCC
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:

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