Wire by Wire

Event Details

April 26th, 2019, 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Bunchberry Meadows (Devon), Alberta
Infrastructure / Site Cleanup

Lend a hand to make wildlife movement safer on Bunchberry Meadows! Not only is Bunchberry Meadows a popular destination for Edmontonians looking for an outdoor escape, it also provides habitat for an abundance of wildlife. Together we will be removing two strands on a four strand wire fence. Wire by wire, we will be making it safer for wildlife to pass through the property.

Following the hard work we will have the opportunity to enjoy Bunchberry Meadows on a scenic nature walk!

If you’d like to carpool to the event, please click here. There is also a wait list feature if there isn’t a ride there yet that works for you. Happy carpooling!

Please email the event contact to join the waiting list.

More Information

About Bunchberry Meadows (Devon)

This joint conservation property between the Nature Conservancy of Canada and Edmonton & Area Land Trust is a refuge for plants and wildlife. The property is the last large block of natural habitat left on the southwest edge of Edmonton. The landscape is made up of a unique mix of upland meadows, wetlands, jack pine, tamarack and black spruce.

The wetlands at Bunchberry Meadows Conservation Area cover close to 20 percent of the land and create important habitat for waterfowl, such as bufflehead duck. The mature forest stands are home to species like wood frog and boreal chorus frog. Having been virtually untouched for 40 years, the trees at Bunchberry Meadows Conservation Area are old and beautiful. You’ll find some of the only true old-growth forests remaining in Central Alberta. Many jack pines with a girth of over two metres have been discovered on the property.

NCC acquired Bunchberry Meadows 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 help to make a section of fence safer for wildlife passage by removing two of the four wires. No experience necessary, tools and instruction will be provided!

Why you will love it

After the fence is removed, you'll have the opportunity to take part in a guided walk to explore this beautiful property. Who knows! We may even spot some of the wildlife that call Bunchberry home.

Questions?

Contact Hannah Schaepsmeyer: alberta@conservationvolunteers.ca

Please Note

All tools and equipment will be provided, along with snacks and drinks. We ask 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 proceed rain or shine.

Moderate fitness level required
Out house/ bearbox
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
  • Closed-toe footwear
  • Warm layers of clothing
  • Long pants
  • Sun hat
  • Rain gear
  • Backpack
Miscellaneous
  • 1 Litre of water in reusable bottle
  • Lunch
  • Any necessary medication