Wire by Wire (Repsol)

Event Details

September 13th, 2017, 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM

Collins property (Elnora), Alberta
Infrastructure / Site Cleanup

Get to know your co-workers a little better as you work side by side and join the Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) for a day of hands-on conservation at the Collins conservation property. Situated in the NCC Red Deer River Natural area, this property consists of a hummocky (knob and kettle) topography with natural wetlands and rolling hills. The Collins property is home to a diversity of wildlife, including moose, deer, coyotes, various waterfowl, as well as the American badger – a species of sensitive ranking in Alberta.

By lending your support to this project, you will help ensure that wildlife are able to roam the landscape freely.

Get outside with us and enjoy a day contributing to the health of the local ecosystem, and discover who from your office has a knack for rolling barbed wire! Free bus transportation from the Repsol office and lunch are provided.

Please email the event contact to join the waiting list.

More Information

About Collins property (Elnora)

Located just 6 km northwest of Elnora, this 62 hectare (155 ac.) project consists of various wetland, lakeshore and riparian habitats. Conserving breeding grounds for about 60 – 70 duck pairs per square mile, the area is popular among waterfowl like the Wilson’s snipe and American coot. This property is a key player in the region’s growing network of conserved lands, lying near several Environmentally Significant Areas, Provincial Parks and other NCC properties.

NCC acquired the Collins 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

With step-by-step instruction and guidance from NCC staff, volunteers will remove fencing staples and roll up wire from a section of fence that crosses through the property. The wire will then be removed and taken to a facility for recycling by NCC staff.

Why you will love it

During the day, volunteers will have the opportunity to learn more about parkland heath and the local wildlife that frequent the area. As well, volunteers will learn about the work NCC does and how Repsol’s contributions have helped facilitate conservation in the Red Deer River Natural area.


Contact Zoë Arnold: alberta@conservationvolunteers.ca

Please Note

All tools and equipment will be provided, along with snacks, drinks, and a sandwich lunch. Please specify any dietary restrictions or food allergies when registering. Additional information will be sent to you after you prior to the event. Event will go rain or shine, please dress appropriately.

Moderate fitness level required
Out house/ bearbox
Transportation to property provided by NCC
All tools will be provided by NCC
Water, snacks and a hot meal

This event is sponsored by Repsol

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:

  • Sturdy close-toed footwear
  • Long pants
  • Long shirt to protect from barbed wire
  • Sun hat
  • Rain gear (just in case)
  • Backpack
  • 1 Litre (at least) of water in a reusable bottle
  • Any necessary medications
  • A good attitude!