Riparian Restoration Event 2016
Saturday, October 22, 2016 from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM (MDT)
Join us for some hands-on restoration in the Dutch Creek Watershed. Enjoy a day of hard work helping to restore riparian habitat for bull trout and westslope cutthroat trout. We will be working in several locations impacted by heavy recreational use and stream fording.
Volunteers needed! No experience necessary
Have some experience? Let us know if you have some experience in restoration and bioengineering.
Can you help with equipment? Please bring hand pruning shears, tree loppers and/or work gloves if you have them as well as shovels.
October 20, 2016: Willow harvest from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm (location details will be provided to registrants).
October 22, 2016: Restoration and Planting Day. A free hot lunch will be provided for those at the restoration day at Dutch Creek. For those unable to spend the entire day, a shorter planting event is planned for the Coleman Fish and Game Club dam.
Please register for all activities you are interested in. Registering on Eventbrite is required for planning purposes.
Saturday, October 22, 2016
Main Event: Restoration and Planting Day: 9:00 am to 4:00 pm
This will involve live staking of woody plants, fencing and signage installation. We will meet at the Dutch Creek Provincial Recreation Area (campground) located approximately 40 km north of Coleman, AB along the Forestry Trunk Road. A map will be emailed to registrants. From here, we will car pool to the restoration sites - access to these sites is along very rough roads. Please drive trucks or SUVs if available. For more information, please contact Christy Sikina (firstname.lastname@example.org; 403-381-5377).
Alternate Event: Restoration at Coleman Fish and Game Pond 10:00 am to Noon
This will involve live staking of woody plants on a small site. Meet at the McGillivary Staging Area - further details will be provided to those that register and is being led by Wade Aebli on behalf of the Coleman Fish and Game Club.
Funding support for this work is provided in part by Alberta Conservation Association, Alberta Government, Alberta Ecotrust Foundation, Calgary Foundation, National Conservation Plan (Government of Canada). As part of the National Conservation Plan, this project was undertaken with the financial support of the Government of Canada. Thanks to our partners for their support and assistance: Spray Lake Sawmills for installation assistance, Crowsnest Pass Quad Squad for promoting the event, and Trout Unlimited Canada for supplying planting and harvest tools.