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West Castle Wetlands Weed Pull 2018 | Alberta, Canada

Volunteer Opportunity
The Castle Special Management Area – John Novotny

Appropriate Ages for Volunteer Opportunity

Teenage to adult

This is the eleventh year that the West Castle Wetlands Weed Pull has taken place! Invasive species such as thistle, toad flax, and ox eye daisy have been visibly reduced as a result of our efforts. Continued management will prevent their spread throughout the wetland and into neighboring ecosystems.

Meet at the Castle Mountain Resort Ticket Office at 9:30 am and enjoy a day of invasive species reduction, network with like-minded people and enjoy the food and prizes at the BBQ 3 pm. Groups and locations to target will be assigned. Everyone is invited to stay for the BBQ afterwards. Prizes and a great bunch of folks to network will make this the highlight weed pull of the season!

Training, gloves, bags and some tools provided!

Contact: To register, please cal Wendy Ryan at (403) 627-4106

Expenses Volunteer Should Expect

Bring a digging tool, drinking water, lunch and insect repellent. If you want to work both sides of the river, please bring water shoes. We are making a difference on the battle against the invasive species. Many hands make light work – come and join us to protect the ecological reserve and enjoy the company of other like-minded workers. Meet at the Castle Mountain Resort parking lot at 9 am. This event is sponsored by Alberta Environment and Parks.

Special Skills that May be Required or Helpful

Weed identification, outdoor trail work, hand pulling, should be fit enough to hike off trail, wade creeks and have a good time doing it. The walk into the wetlands is not very long, and there is quad support to help carry bags of weeds out of the wetland.

Types of Volunteer Work Available

Arrive dressed to work in the wetlands with shoes or boots that you can get wet, long pants, a shirt with sleeves, hat, sunscreen, rain coat in case of thunder showers, insect repellent, and a sack lunch.

Typical Size of Groups

5 - 10


Access to Volunteer Site

Gravel Road

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