Tidying Turtle River Marshes: Clean-up and Picnic

Event Details

October 13th, 2018, 11:00 AM - 2:30 AM

Turtle River Marshes, Manitoba
Infrastructure / Site Cleanup

Join us for this great chance to help nature: enjoy a picnic lunch and help tidy up the shores of Dauphin Lake and the Turtle River!

After the end of a busy fishing season, garbage and old fishing line can pose a threat to the numerous waterfowl and other wildlife that live in the marshes where  Turtle River flows into Dauphin Lake. Come help get the marshes ready for a safe winter and spring by cleaning up the riverbanks and lakeshore of our Turtle River Marshes property.

Carpooling: If you’re interested in carpooling to the property with other volunteers, please click here and add your car, or join a car. (There’s also a wait list feature if there’s no car listed yet where you’re traveling from.) Happy travels!



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More Information

About Turtle River Marshes

The Turtle River Marshes project is located at the mouth of the Turtle River where it enters Dauphin Lake.  The property supports a substantial marsh system, which provides important breeding, foraging, and staging habitat for waterfowl and colony nesting birds.

NCC acquired Turtle River Marshes 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

Participants will be helping to clean up trash along the banks of the Turtle River and Dauphin Lake.

Why you will love it

You'll have the chance to help out first-hand with habitat protection along the beautiful shores of Dauphin Lake, just 30 minutes from Dauphin MB. Enjoy a picnic lunch and get to know this unique place up close and personal!


Contact Marika Olynyk: manitoba@conservationvolunteers.ca

Please Note

A picnic lunch and beverages will be provided. Additional event details, including directions and parking instructions, will be provided after registration.

People of all fitness levels can participate
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:

  • Rain gear (just in case)
  • Sturdy closed-toe shoes
  • Reusable water bottle
  • Any necessary medications
  • Lawnchair or blanket