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Fence Clearing (Nature Conservancy) (10/21/2017)

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The Basics:
STATUS: Cancelled - Hide from Calendar
Event Type:Volunteer
Event Location: NCC Campbell Property (meet at NCC's Hicks Property)
Date(s) & Time:Sat, Oct 21 2017  10:00 AM  (Carpool Departure: 9:15 AM   *log in for location*)
Registration Cut Off: Sat, Oct 21 2017 8:00:00 AM
Event Duration:5.5 hours
Difficulty Rating:D2: Easy to Moderate
Event Coordinator(s): Ryan
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Member Cost:Voluntary Donation Only (See Below)

Participant Info:
Who's Invited: Members Only, 18 And Older Only
Maximum Group Size:10
Minimum Group Size:3
Number Registered So Far: 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: No

NOTE: To fully register for this event, you must register yourself as attending through the Nature Conservancy by visiting the following page, as the Nature Conservancy can only manage a limited number of volunteers. .

The Nature Conservancy is a charitable organization whose mission is to "conserve the lands and waters on which all life depends." The Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) is Canada's leading national land conservation organization. A private, non- profit organization, NCC partners with individuals, corporations, and other non-profit organizations and governments at all levels to protect natural areas that sustain Canada’s plants and wildlife. Properties are secured through donation, purchase, conservation agreement and the relinquishment of other legal interests in land and managed for the long term.

This event will take place at the NCC's Campbell Property, which is located just to the south of Cooking Lake. The Campbell Property consists of 160 acres of land that conserves an excellent representative example of the Boreal Mixedwood Forest of the Cooking Lake Moraine. Its Trembling Aspen and Balsam Poplar forest surrounds several small wetlands. The property is located directly north across the road from Ministik Lake Bird Sanctuary. Although 30 acres has been converted to a tame hay field, the majority still hosts a wide range of birds, ungulates and other native wildlife.

For the October 21st event, the NCC is seeking volunteers who will help remove 1/2 mile of barbed wire fencing, which will allow for the safer movement of wildlife. The NCC is also in the process of organizing a special guest speaker to give a lunch time talk. UPDATE: An M.Sc. student from the UofA will be speaking about her research into the use of bioacoustic monitoring tools to monitor amphibian populations.

The general schedule for the day is the following:

10:00-10:15 AM - Welcome and safety overview
10:15-12:00 - Fence pulling
12:00-12:45 PM - Lunch and lunch-hour talk
12:45-2:45 - Fence pulling
2:45-3:00 - Wrap up, thankyous and goodbyes

The NCC can only handle a limited number of volunteers for this event, and as such pre-registration through the NCC website is a requirement to participate in this event. All tools and equipment will be provided, along with drinks and snacks. Please bring a lunch with you. Additional information will be sent by the NCC after you have registered for the event through their website.

Required Items to Bring:
Comfortable closed-toe footwear (expect to potentially get mucky!)
Long pants
Warm, layered clothing (sweater, toque, gloves and jacket)
Rain gear (in case rain is in the forecast)
Lunch and drinking water

The Nature Conservancy will provide:
Safety gear (work gloves and safety glasses)
Tools and equipment
First aid kits
Recommended Items to Bring:
Use our Event Checklists to make sure you have everything you need.

How to Get There:
Event Directions:The NCC asks that we meet at the parking lot at the NCC's Hicks Property (51077 Spillstead Road, Sherwood Park). From their, volunteers will carpool to the nearby Campbell Property.
Carpool to Event Distance (round trip):80Km
Carpool Departure Time: 9:15 AM
Carpool Location:   Log in for location
Carpool Directions:   Log in for directions
Carpool Cost: The event coordinator(s) will help you to arrange a centralized carpool if you require it, but it's not guaranteed. Please DO NOT pay your driver en route. Passengers will pay the coordinator, and he/she will distribute the money to the carpool drivers. SO PLEASE BRING CASH!!! Approximate vehicle expense for this event is $18.40 (calculated at total Km * $0.23, effective Monday, December 18, 2017). This is based on $0.09/Km for maintenance, plus current gas price divided by 9. This cost will be multiplied by the number of carpooled cars, and divided by the number of carpool participants.


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- Details of this event are subject to undergo a change at any point in time, with or without warning.

Voluntary Donation:What is this?)
Suggested donation amount for this event is: $2.00/Person.

Cancellation/Partial Attendance:
Please review our Cancellation Policy carefully!