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Habitat Enhancement Work Bee

The garbage clean up planned for this Saturday has been CANCELLED as too much snow in the ditches and woods. However, for those of you who might want to get outside in nature, get some exercise, improve habitat for species at risk, and/or collect some pine or balsam branches for seasonal décor we will go ahead with a habitat enhancement work bee on Saturday morning.  Location is same as the event earlier this month.  Heads up: tentative date for December habitat work bee is December 21st.

 

Here are the details for Saturday’s work bee:

When: Saturday November 23rd, 9:30 am to about 12:30 pm. If you can only come for an hour or so that is fine.

Where:  Meet at 9:30 am at the parking area at the White Turkey Point Tract 849 Charlotteville Road 1. Park near the edge of the large sandy parking area or park along Charlotteville Road 1 east of the parking lot. The area we are working is a short hike (10 minutes) from the parking area.

Activity:  Conifer brush control – cutting young white pines to expand oak savanna habitat

What to bring:  work gloves, protective eyewear (sunglasses/safety glasses), sturdy footwear, weather-appropriate work clothes (standard recommendation is to spray pants with DEET to discourage ticks), water bottle.  Optional: bring your own brush saw, loppers if you want.  For anyone wanting to use their chain saw (there is an area with some medium-sized trees to be cut): you must have chain saw safety training & certification, and provide all your own equipment including personal protective equipment.

We can supply: good brush saws and loppers for you to use. Gloves, safety glasses, and first aid kit available if needed. Some snacks and water provided.

Hazards include: Deer ticks that transmit Lyme Disease. Working in wooded area with poison ivy, tripping hazards, eye hazards from branches etc. Working with sharp tools.

 

Please forward information on to others who might be interested in helping.

 

If you have questions please ask: coordinator@swcr.ca or phone/text 519-410-2620.

 

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