The Sweetest Reward

Event Details

July 12th, 2018, 9:30 AM - 3:30 PM

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

Rolling barbed wire can be hard work, and that’s why we want to reward you with a sweet treat in appreciation for your efforts! And what better treat than one grown in the same ecosystem you are working to preserve. After a morning of fence pulling, we will make a 5 minute drive up the road to the local DNA Gardens farm and orchard, for a tour and pie baked in house.

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 are interested in carpooling, please click here, 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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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

Wherever possible NCC works with landowners to remove any unneeded infrastructure from the landscape to reduce barriers and hazards to wildlife. By taking part in this event, you can give the Collins property a helping hand by removing a stretch of barbed wire fence.

Why you will love it

After the hard work for the day is finished, we will make a short 5 minute drive down the road to DNA Gardens farm and orchard for a tour and pie baked in house!


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Please Note

All tools and equipment will be provided, along with snacks and extra water. We ask, however, that you please bring a lunch with you for the day. Additional information will be sent to you prior to 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:

  • Sturdy closed toed shoes
  • Light layers of clothing
  • Hat
  • Sunglasses
  • Rain gear (just in case)
  • Water
  • Lunch
  • Backpack
  • Camera (recommended)
  • Any necessary medications
  • A sweet tooth!