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Marianne Girling Nature Reserve Bioblitz and Ribbon Cutting – Event Cancelled

In light of the current situation around the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, and in an abundance of caution, the Nature Conservancy of Canada is postponing all Conservation Volunteers events until at least April 30. We hope to reschedule this event for 2021. Thanks for your interest! Join the Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) at the newly protected […]

Deck the Halls in the Napanee Plain Alvar

Get into the holiday spirit with NCC! Help us conserve globally rare alvar habitat on the Napanee Plain Alvar by removing eastern red-cedar, a native tree that is spreading across the landscape. By removing these trees we will be mimicking natural processes such as fire to improve the habitat for grassland birds. After we’ve finished […]

So Long, Shrubs! Part 3

Come out and help keep shrubs from swallowing up globally rare habitat in the Carden Alvar! This unique landscape has become shaded and dense due to shrub overgrowth, and requires clearing in order to restore grassland habitat for birds like the endangered loggerhead shrike. If you’d like to carpool to the event, please click here to add your car or […]

Getting rid of the (buck)thorn in our sides – NEW DATE

NCC staff need your help removing a rather threatening thorn in our sides, the invasive buckthorn! This small shrub has found its way into the forests of NCC’s Milburn Creek property, and we are working to remove it to ensure native species continue to thrive. If you’re interested in carpooling please click here. Happy travels!

See ya later, shrubs of Ostrander Point

By using a combination of hand-pulling and hand-cutting invasive shrubs like buckthorn, lilac and honeysuckle, you can help ensure that the native plants and birds continue to flourish at NCC’s new Hudgin-Rose property on Ostrander Point. You’ll love spending the day on this beautiful Prince Edward County property, connecting with nature and other volunteers. If […]

Eviction Notice: Garlic Mustard – Part 3

Come help us rid Happy Valley Forest of a nasty invader, garlic mustard! Garlic mustard is an invasive plant that can quickly out-compete native plants. One of the best methods to control this species is persistent pulling. Spend the day enjoying the beauty of this mature forest, and reward yourself with a snack of tasty homemade […]

Eviction Notice: Garlic Mustard – Part 2

Come help us rid Happy Valley Forest of a nasty invader, garlic mustard! Garlic mustard is an invasive plant that can quickly out-compete native plants. One of the best methods to control this species is persistent pulling. Spend the day enjoying the beauty of this mature forest, and reward yourself with a snack of tasty homemade […]

Restoration of the Prairies: Hazel Bird – ERJ

Help restore rare prairie habitat to the Rice Lake Plains! Historically, the Rice Lake Plains were covered with tall grass prairies and oak savannah. Today, the oak savannah and tall grass prairies in this area are badly fragmented and overgrown with non-native species. You can give this globally rare habitat a comeback by helping us […]

See ya later, shrubs of Brighton Wetlands

By hand-pulling and handcutting invasive shrubs such as buckthorn, lilac and honeysuckle, you can help ensure that the native plants and birds continue to flourish at the Brighton Wetlands. Work on the site will be focused around agricultural fields that are being restored to native grassland this fall. You’ll love spending the day on this […]