Thunder Creek Restoration with SaskWater

Event Details

October 3rd, 2019, 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Molde Complex, Saskatchewan
Habitat Restoration

As the transitional zones surrounding streams, shore lines and wetlands, healthy riparian areas play an important role in an ecosystem. They provide habitat for wildlife, filter nutrients and sediment, and reduce erosion. Riparian vegetation also provides shade, which lowers water temperatures and increases dissolved oxygen levels, benefitting aquatic organisms.

With SaskWater‘s support, SaskWater employees and NCC staff will plant 200 native shrubs on our Molde property, including wolf willow, sand cherry, and silver buffaloberry! These efforts will be focused around Thunder Creek, which runs through the area, to increase the stability of the stream bank and provide habitat for wildlife.

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About Molde Complex

The Molde complex is situated within the Missouri Coteau, an area which provides critical habitat for waterfowl, grassland birds, and shorebirds, including many species at risk such as the Sprague’s Pipit and Loggerhead Shrike. The Molde complex is composed of 1,404 acres of native grassland and 192 acres of wetlands. The diverse grassland and wetland habitats on the property provides habitat for waterfowl, shorebirds and grassland birds.

What you will be doing

Together, you'll be bending and kneeling to plant 200 native shrubs along Thunder Creek!

Why you will love it

Working alongside friendly faces, you'll get to learn more about riparian areas and their ecological significance on our scenic Molde property! A popular site among waterfowl and grassland birds, you'll most likely get to witness some of the wildlife that will directly benefit from your conservation efforts.

Questions?

Contact Kayla Burak: kayla.burak@natureconservancy.ca

Please Note

This is a rain-or-shine event, but will be postponed if weather conditions prove to be dangerous (thunderstorms, large hail, intense winds).

Moderate fitness level required
No toilets on site
All tools will be provided by NCC
Water and snacks will be provided

A big “thank-you” to SaskWater for sponsoring this event and contributing to conservation!

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
  • Light layers of clothing
  • Sturdy, closed-toe shoes
  • Sunhat
  • Rain gear
Miscellaneous
  • 1 Litre of water in a reusable bottle
  • Lunch
  • Sunscreen
  • Bug spray
  • Any necessary medications