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Nightmare on (Siberian) Elm Street

Join NCC this Halloween for a spooky good time restoring grassland habitat!  Help us remove Siberian Elm, a non-native tree species that is invading the mixed-grass prairie. Afterwards, enjoy kid-friendly Halloween activities, scary stories, hot dogs and hot chocolate around a bonfire. Carpooling: If you’re interested in carpooling with other volunteers (driving, or catching a […]

Turtle River Marshes Property Clean Up

Join NCC staff in cleaning up garbage along the riverbanks and lakeshore of our Turtle River Marshes property. Located along Dauphin Lake at the mouth of the Turtle River, the property’s extensive marsh complex supports large concentrations of colony nesting birds and waterfowl. Bring along your binoculars, and maybe catch a glimpse of a few […]

Testing the Waters

Join us for a fun day of water quality testing at Manitoba’s Tall Grass Prairie Preserve. Learn how to use water probes and water-quality testing kits to measure a variety of water characteristics. Help us learn about how different types of watering systems may impact water quality in dugouts on the preserve. In addition to […]

Tall Grass Prairie Monarch Survey 2

Be a citizen scientist for the day! Join NCC staff in conducting surveys for milkweed and Monarchs in Manitoba’s Tall Grass Prairie. This information will help us measure the effectiveness of our conservation work in providing suitable habitat for this species.  The data will also be submitted to the Mission Monarch project, a Canada-wide initiative […]

Tall Grass Prairie Monarch Survey

Be a citizen scientist for the day! Join NCC staff in conducting surveys for milkweed and Monarchs in Manitoba’s Tall Grass Prairie. This information will help us measure the effectiveness of our conservation work in providing suitable habitat for this species.  The data will also be submitted to the Mission Monarch project, a Canada-wide initiative […]

Weeding the Wetlands

Join us for a picnic supper, and spend an evening removing Common Tansy and Common Burdock from the banks of a marsh in the Riding Mountain Natural Area. Since these pesky weeds are growing so close to the wetlands they can’t be controlled by chemical or mechanical means, so elbow grease it is! Both these species […]