Janice Keil (PFN member) has organized with the help of Ontario Invasive Plant Council, Ducks Unlimited, Lower Tent Conservation Authority and Species at Risk farm Incentive Program several days of marsh restoration. A 7 acre wetland is overrun with reed canary grass . She is looking for volunteers to help on any of 4 days May 12, May 13, May 19 and May 20th.
Greetings! You are invited to help bring this 7 acres back to life with native trees, shrubs and herbaceous to how it was originally as marsh according to the earliest surveys. It will be a great chance to come together with many different groups. All of this land will be eventually returned to Alderville First Nation as a small sign of my personal commitment to the 94 calls to action of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission. My wish is to bring this area overrun with reed canary grass back to how it was pre- contact and we need your help to make this special project happen!
When? Choose a day that works for you: Saturday, May 12 or Sunday, May 13
Saturday, May 19 or Sunday, May 20
(If you want to come more than one day, we won’t stop you!!)
Time? 10 a.m – 3 p.m (totally flexible depending on your schedule)
Where? SW corner of 8th Line East and Pethericks Road, Northumberland County
East of Campbellford and one concession south of Pethericks Corners, home
of the Church Key Brewery
What to bring? rubber boots, shovel ( cleaned off so we get no more invasives), lunch,
water and lots of good cheer (home baked cookies will be available)
Many thanks to Ducks Unlimited, Lower Trent Conservation Authority and SARFIP (Species at Risk Farm Incentive Program) for their financial support of this project.
As well, the Ontario Invasive Plant Council is using this marsh restoration as a demonstration project for reed canary grass control. Thanks to OIPC for their support.
THANK YOU FOR YOUR WILLINGNESS TO VOLUNTEER! I look forward to seeing you there.