They See Me Rollin’
August 29th, 2018, 9:30 AM - 3:30 PM
Brown Property (Tofield), Alberta
Infrastructure / Site Cleanup
Over the last two years, volunteers have been hard at work removing 2,000 meters of fencing from the property. This year we need your help with the last remaining stretch, it’s the last time, we promise. This will finally create a barrier free area that includes native forest, prairie, and wetland habitats. These spaces are vital to migratory waterfowl and shorebirds, along with many ungulates and mammals that will be able to roam more freely across the Cooking Lake Moraine thanks to your support!
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Located just 10 km southwest of Tofield, the Brown property holds 130 hectares (320 ac.) of active wetland and aspen parkland habitat. Recognized under the North American Waterfowl Management Plan (NAWMP) as an important staging and breeding site for migratory waterfowl and shorebirds, the area hosts species such as the horned grebe, sora and bobolink. In 2011, NCC partnered with Ducks Unlimited Canada to restore wetlands in areas formerly modified for agriculture.
NCC acquired the Brown 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 be removing barbed wire fence that is creating a barrier for wildlife. Although this is a challenging task, it will be more than rewarding when you are able to see the pile of wire and fence clips you've removed at the end of the day.Why you will love it
You will get the opportunity to learn about the extraordinary ecological area of the UNESCO Beaver Hill Biosphere, within which the Brown property is contained.Questions?
Contact Hannah Schaepsmeyer: Hannah.Schaepsmeyer@natureconservancy.ca
All tools and equipment will be provided, along with snacks and drinks. Please bring a lunch with you. Additional information will be sent to you prior to the event. Event will go rain or shine, please dress appropriately.
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 close-toed footwear
- Long pants
- Long shirt to protect from barbed wire
- Sun hat
- Rain gear (just in case)
- 1 Litre (at least) of water in a reusable bottle
- Any necessary medications
- A good attitude!