Will-ow You Lend a Hand?
October 26th, 2019, 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Gambling Lake (Lindbrook), Alberta
Will-ow you lend a hand to improve riparian health? Come on out and plant willow stakes along the lake. Over time, the willow stakes will grow roots that will stabilize the soil, reduce erosion and aid with flood mitigation!
This is a great opportunity to get outside, learn more about conservation in the Edmonton area and gain some hands-on experience!
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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
You will plant live willow stakes along the edge of the stream, in an effort to improve the health of local habitat. If we finish early, we may also tackle some additional stewardship tasks!Why you will love it
Get outside and get hands on experience with riparian restoration! You will also have an opportunity to learn about live staking, riparian health and the history of the property from the Natural Area Manager!Questions?
Contact Hannah Schaepsmeyer: email@example.com
All tools and equipment will be provided, along with snacks, and drinks.
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.
While we do our best to provide you with the tools you need to participate, please bring the following items if you have them:
- Sturdy closed-toe shoes or boots
- Warm layers of clothing
- Rain jacket (just in case)
- Water bottle
- Any necessary medications