Will-ow You Lend a Hand?

Event Details

October 30th, 2018, 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Campbell, Hastings Lake, Alberta
Habitat Restoration

Will-ow you lend a hand in support of wetland health?

Join us as we head out to the Nature Conservancy of Canada’s (NCC) Campbell conservation property for a hands-on day, planting willow stakes. This property is home to a number of small wetlands, which provide habitat for a diversity of waterfowl and wildlife that frequent the property. By planting willows in strategic locations along these wetlands, you will help to improve the health of these areas and the overall quality of habitat in the region.

If you’d like to carpool to the event, please click here 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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More Information

About Campbell, Hastings Lake

The Campbell Property consists of 160 acres of land that conserves an excellent representative example of the Boreal Mixedwood Forest of the Cooking Lake Moraine.  Its Trembling Aspen and Balsam Poplar forest surrounds several small wetlands.  The property is located directly north across the road from Ministik Lake Bird Sanctuary. It is located south of Golden Ranches project, and adjacent to a NCC conservation easement property.  Although 30 acres has been converted to a tame hay field, the majority still hosts a wide range of birds, ungulates and other native wildlife.

What you will be doing

Volunteers will plant live willow stakes along the edge of the existing wetlands, 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

The Collins property is located within the scenic Beaverhill Biosphere Reserve. Enjoy the beautiful views and keep an eye out for some of the wildlife that frequents the property!

Questions?

Contact Zoe Arnold: alberta@conservationvolunteers.ca

Please Note

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.

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:

Clothes
  • Sturdy closed-toed shoes or boots
  • Warm layers of clothing
  • Hat
  • Rain jacket (just in case)
Miscellaneous
  • Water bottle
  • Lunch
  • Sunglasses
  • Backpack
  • Any necessary medications