Invasive Species Removal Workdays – May & June 2017
Shirley & George Pond Nature Reserve, Strongman-Guiler Conservation Legacy
Long Point Basin Land Trust will be holding two workdays on our properties to remove invasive species, work on our newly installed trails and hand spread native seeds among other activities.
Date, location and time TBD.
Stewardship Activities Workshop – Date: TBD
Arthur Langford Nature Reserve
Come out and learn about our property Stewardship Teams and how you can join! This short workshop will focus primarily on stewardship activities such as invasive species management, light trail maintenance, constructed habitat maintenance and monitoring, and how to properly keep track of biodiversity observations. This workshop will have a focus on Arthur Langford Nature Reserve but does pertain to the other LPBLT properties that have Stewardship Teams.
The workshop will be a hands-on learning experience with possible heavy lifting and medium physical activity. Ticks are in the area so take proper precautions.
Register with the Stewardship Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Location: Near the corner of Norfolk County Rd 23 and Barth Side Rd., Langton ON
Map can be located here.
Delhi Wetland Cleanup – Saturday May 27. Time: 9am – 12pm
Delhi Wetland Nature Reserve
Join Long Point Basin Land Trust and students from Delhi District Secondary School to help us remove garbage from the ravines of the Delhi Wetland Nature Reserve, a tributary to Big Creek.
This cleanup day will be physically demanding and requires work gloves, close-toed shoes and old clothes that can get dirty. Bring a bagged lunch and water.
Registration can be found here.
Location: Delhi Cemetery, 205 Swimming Pool Rd. Delhi, ON
Turn East into the Delhi Cemetery and drive back to the forested edge, along the north east boundary.
Map located here.
Butterfly Workshop – Saturday June 10. 9am – 1pm
Delta Waterfowl Hunting Heritage and Conference Center, Shirley George Pond Nature Reserve
Join local butterfly ecologist Adam Timpf as he leads a comprehensive workshop on local butterfly species. Meeting at the Delta Waterfowl Hunting Heritage and Conference Center, we will learn about species ID and conservation followed by an outdoor portion on LPBLT’s Shirley and George Pond Nature Reserve where in-the-field techniques can be learned.
Bring note-taking materials for the indoor portion of the workshop as well as lunch and water.
Ticks are in the area that can carry Lyme so please take proper precautions for the outdoor portion. We have a maximum of 20 people for this event. Please register ahead of time here.
Location: Delta Waterfowl HHCC, 546 Turkey Point Road. Vittoria, ON
Shirley and George Pond Nature Reserve, 1653 Front Rd. St. Williams, ON
Tree ID Workshop – Saturday July 29, 2017, 9am – 12pm
Join Kevin Kavanagh and LPBLT for our workshop learning about our Carolinian region species of trees. More details to come soon!
Monarch Madness – Saturday September 16.
Session 1: 9am – 12pm, Session 2: 12:30pm – 3:30pm
Shirley & George Pond Nature Reserve
Join local naturalist Kathryn Boothby to learn about Monarch butterflies, how to help them and how researchers tag them to track their migratory journey down south.
Mushroom Walk Among Giants – Saturday October 7. 1pm – 3pm
Jackson-Gunn Old Growth Forest
Join local fungi expert Inga Hinnerichsen for an afternoon guided walk through one of LPBLT’s first properties and remaining intact old growth forests.
We are always on the lookout for volunteers to help us with tasks that are posted below, but if you think you have experience or skills in an area not listed, please let us know!
• Developing outreach material including newsletters, posters, handouts, etc.
• Media relations, including writing print and on-line articles
• Data collection, GIS and mapping
• Join a committee (Community Engagement, Lands Management, Fundraising)
• Research natural heritage and land trust related work
• Fund development
• Restoration work
• Land stewardship activities
• Biological inventory of properties
• Community Outreach – staff a trade show booth, help spread the word
• Event Planning
For more information on volunteering with LPBLT, please contact Lyndsay Shular at 519-420-9913 or email@example.com with “Volunteer Opportunities” as the subject line.