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Event Details

July 12th, 2016, 9:30 AM - 3:30 PM

Gambling Lake (Lindbrook), Alberta
Habitat Restoration

Buzz on over to Gambling Lake to help improve habitat for native bees! Working with fellow volunteers and our partners from the Agroforestry and Woodlot Extension Society (AWES),  you’ll get hands-on in support of pollinators by planting wild rose and elderberry shrubs to increase the potential pollen supply on site. You’ll also help construct and install underground nesting boxes to provide additional habitat for bees. You won’t bee-lieve how fun it will be, so sign up early!

If you’d like to carpool to the event, please click here, https://www.groupcarpool.com/t/n2ieoy to add your car or join a ride going to the event. There is also a wait list feature if there isn’t a ride there yet that works for you. Happy carpooling!

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About Gambling Lake (Lindbrook)

Gambling Lake is an ecologically diverse, 63 hectare (150 ac.) property just north of Miquelon Lake provincial park that features mixed boreal forests, shrublands, grasslands, lake shores and wetlands. The area’s extensive wetlands provide habitat for a diversity of waterfowl, including blue-winged teal, American wigeon, northern pintail, lesser scaup and bufflehead. Even trumpeter swans, considered endangered in Alberta until July 2014, have been spotted on the property!

NCC acquired the Gambling Lake 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

Working in teams, you'll plant wild rose and elderberry shrubs in targeted areas to increase the plant diversity and potential pollen supply on site. You'll also help construct and install 20 underground nesting box kits to provide additional habitat for bees.

Why you will love it

Shrubs and bees, what’s not to love? Not only will you have the chance to enjoy the spectacular waterfront views of Gambling Lake, you’ll also get to learn more about NCC’s efforts to support pollinators on site through a new eco-buffer pilot project. We will also be joined by our partner, the Agroforestry and Woodlot Extension Society (AWES), who can speak to their work to promote woodlots in agricultural landscapes.

Questions?

Contact Kailey Setter: alberta@conservationvolunteers.ca

Please Note

All tools and equipment will be provided, along with snack and drinks. We ask, however, that you please bring a lunch with you for the day. Additional information, including maps and driving directions, 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

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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
  • Closed-toed walking shoes or boots
  • Sun hat
  • Sunglasses
Miscellaneous
  • Lunch
  • Reusable water bottle
  • Camera
  • Any necessary medications