Turn Up to Tear Down

Event Details

July 19th, 2018, 9:30 AM - 3:00 PM

Connop property, Turner Valley, Alberta
Infrastructure / Site Cleanup

Bring things back down to earth with NCC, tearing out derelict infrastructure and restoring a conserved landscape to its natural state! In the beautiful foothills of Alberta, where the rolling grasslands meet the Rocky Mountains, we will work to reduce barriers to wildlife movement by removing an old corral system on our Connop Turner Valley Property. Join us for a day of hard work and satisfying results, right in Calgary’s backyard.

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About Connop property, Turner Valley

Just a short trip outside of Calgary, this property is home to moose, elk and a variety of bird species, including the iconic mountain bluebird. The Connop family, who originally owned the property, began ranching in the area in 1919, acquiring this piece of land in 1957 before donating it to the Nature Conservancy of Canada so it can be forever preserved through conservation. In total, the George Connop Ranches cover 2080 acres in the MD of Foothills, including Turner Valley, Millarville, Bragg Creek, and Okotoks.

What you will be doing

With guidance from NCC staff, volunteers will work together to dismantle a corral system on the property. Wherever possible NCC works to remove any unneeded infrastructure from the landscape to reduce barriers and hazards to wildlife.

Why you will love it

What could be a better way to spend a summer day than doing impactful conservation work in the beauty of your own environmental back yard? Enjoy a stunning view of the Rocky Mountains while volunteering less than an hour drive away from Calgary and its surrounding municipalities.


Contact Emma Dunlop: Emma.Dunlop@natureconservancy.ca

Please Note

All tools and equipment will be provided, along with drinks and snacks. Please bring a lunch with you. Additional information will be sent to you after you have registered for the event. Event will go 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:

  • Closed-toe footwear
  • Long pants
  • Long shirt
  • Layers of clothing (warm sweater and jacket)
  • Raingear
  • 1 Litre (at least) of water in a reusable bottle
  • Lunch
  • Any necessary medications
  • Your enthusiasm!