We have a Need for Seed!

Event Details

October 9th, 2018, 10:00 AM - 2:45 PM

Van Hove Evens Property, Warkworth, Ontario
Habitat Restoration

Please join us this fall for some harvesting fun in the Rice Lake Plains! Meet new people and learn about the tall grass prairie and oak savanna that is being restored at the Nature Conservancy of Canada’s (NCC) Van Hove Evans property, all while collecting seeds from some very important native grass species. The seeds you collect will be used to plant new prairie habitat!

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More Information

About Van Hove Evens Property, Warkworth

The Rice Lake Plains are found in the eastern-most segment of the Oak Ridges Moraine, south of Rice Lake. This area contains some of the largest examples of kame moraine forests, prairies and savannahs in Ontario. Historically the Rice Lake Plains were dominated by prairie and savannah which covered at least 42,500 acres (17,200 ha). Black oak savannah and tallgrass prairie vegetation communities, which were once common in southern Ontario, have now been ranked as globally rare and are classified as critically endangered in many U.S. states. Less than 3% of the original extent of these habitats remains in Ontario, which is why their restoration is critical.

What you will be doing

At this event you will help restore globally rare tall grass prairie and savanna habitat by gathering native tall grass prairie seeds. There will also be a tour of the site and opportunities to learn about restoration in the Rice Lake Plains. Physical activity will include walking off trail over flat terrain and bending to collect seeds.

Why you will love it

You will enjoy spending the day in a globally rare habitat, contributing first-hand to its restoration and learning about the species that make it so special. You will also have the opportunity to meet volunteers and NCC staff who are as interested in making a difference as you are!


Contact Elizabeth Latimer: Elizabeth.Latimer@natureconservancy.ca

Please Note

Additional event details, including directions and parking instructions, will be provided after registration.

People of all fitness levels can participate
Out house/ bearbox
Carpooling can be arranged
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 warm clothing
  • Sun hat/toque
  • Rain gear
  • Gloves
  • 1 Litre Reusable water bottle
  • Lunch
  • Any necessary medications