Invasive Ground Cover Removal (June 29 – Morning)
Every year, rare takes on ecological restoration initiatives to enhance and rehabilitate the unique native habitats of this urban land trust. Join us and help conserve native biodiversity through the removal of invasive species! Volunteers can expect to learn invasive plant identification as well as proper removal techniques. This is a great opportunity for those looking to gain in field experience with ecological restoration and become more familiar with the flora of southern Ontario.
We will be removing invasive species from around the rare properties to make room for our native plants that are being outcompeted by plants such as Periwinkle, Goutweed, English Ivy, and Lily-of-the-Valley.
Cost: This event is FREE, but registration is required. Attendees meet at rare’s Lamb’s Inn headquarters at 1679 Blair Road, and staff will lead them to the site. For more information, contact rare’s Conservation Technician at 519-650-9336 x114 or email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Sturdy, closed-toed shoes and socks.
- Layers of loose, comfortable clothing that can get dirty
- Long-sleeved shirt (that can be tucked)
- A hat is recommended
Additional Items to Bring:
- Refillable water bottle
- Sunscreen and Insect repellent
- Snacks and/or bag lunch depending on the time of day
- Work gloves if you have them.
- Rain coat (if in forecast)
We will bring:
- Extra work gloves
- First aid kit
- Since we will be working in remote areas of the property, washroom facilities will only be available at the start and end of each session at Lamb’s Inn.
Volunteer opportunities are broken up into morning (10:00AM-12:30PM) and afternoon (1:30PM-4:00PM) sessions. The time of day will be indicated at registration. If interested in participating for both a morning and an afternoon session, please register for both time slots separately. Register for events at https://raresites.org/events-calendar/.