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Stony Mountain Prairie Helpers – Interlake Pathfinders

This volunteer event helps protect one of the most endangered habitats in the world! The Interlake Pathfinders will be helping protect the tall-grass prairie by reducing aspen tree growth into the grassland. ALL PATHFINDERS WILL NEED A VOLUNTEER WAIVER FORM SIGNED BY A PARENT/GUARDIAN. PLEASE COMPLETE THE PAPER FORM PRIOR TO THE EVENT OR YOU […]

Native Seed Harvesting – Cancelled

Apologies: this event has been cancelled due to unforeseen circumstances. The Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) is conducting ongoing work to restore habitat for endangered monarch butterflies in the tall grass prairie, and we need your help! To prepare for future planting activities, you’ll join forces with NCC staff to collect seed from milkweed and a […]

Evening Bird Survey

Join us  for an evening of bird surveys and activities at NCC’s Jiggens Bluff project, about half an hour south of Virden and Oak Lake. This family-friendly volunteer event is open to all levels of birding experience. The survey will be held in collaboration with birders who can assist with bird identification, and help other […]

Oak Lake and Routledge Sandhills Bioblitz

Join the Nature Conservancy of Canada, Manitoba Important Bird Areas Program, and local experts for a day of bio-blitzing! Hike through beautiful sandhills as we catalogue the amazing diversity this area has to offer and search for rare and elusive species. Teams of birders will be conducting extensive surveys around Oak Lake in order to collect […]

Manitoba Alvar Bioblitz – Public Day (A BioBlitz Canada 150 Event)

Join the Nature Conservancy of Canada, the Manitoba Conservation Data Centre and local experts for an afternoon of bio-blitzing on one of Manitoba’s rarest ecosystems – Alvar. This event is one of many bioblitzes taking place across Canada as part of the Canadian Wildlife Federation’s BioBlitz Canada 150 initiative. All levels of expertise and ages […]

Fort Ellice Invasive Tree Take-down

Help improve prairie and grassland bird habitat by removing non-native trees and shrubs that are invading the mixed-grass prairie. Afterwards wander the area where the last Fort Ellice once stood and learn about the history of the area and the amazing diversity of species that call it home If you’re interested in carpooling with other […]

Native Wildflower Garden Perk Up

Help rejuvenate and prepare the Native Wildflower Garden located at the Weston Family Tall Grass Prairie Interpretive Centre for spring. Assist in the clean-up, weeding and the transplanting of native wildflowers and grasses, while learning about the benefits of planting local native species at home!  

Fort Ellice Nocturnal Owl Survey

Join NCC and students from Park West School Division’s Nature Studies class for an evening of birding by moonlight.  Volunteers can participate on either a driving or hiking/snowshoeing route. There are no maintained trails and deep snow may be present, headlamps will be provided!  The data collected will be used to inform conservation planning and […]

Makinak Woods Nocturnal Owl Survey

Come for an evening of birding by moonlight at NCC’s annual nocturnal owl survey at the Makinak Woods project, northeast of the Riding Mountain National Park. Volunteers can participate on either a driving or hiking/snowshoeing route. There are no maintained trails and deep snow may be present, headlamps will be provided!  The data collected will […]

Inglis Christmas Bird Count

Join NCC for some birding fun at the 2nd annual Inglis Christmas Bird Count (CBC), just one of many taking place across North America each winter, click here to learn more the CBC project.  All experience levels are welcome! There are two ways to participate on the count day: Field Observer: travel through a portion […]