Castle-Crown Wilderness Coalition is once again providing an opportunity for you to help enhance and/or maintain the ecological health of the Castle area. This summer a number of group weed pulls have been organized to address areas where invasive plant species have effected the native and natural plant growth. Become a ‘weeder’ and join our crew for the day, this would be a great team activity for your work or volunteer group. Please bring a lunch, drinking water, sun screen and insect repellent, some refreshments will be supplied. A shout out and THANK YOU to our partners – Oldman Watershed Council, Alberta Environment and Parks, Alberta Conservation Association and Canada Summer Jobs for their assistance and support of CCWC’s invasive species removal program. Contact Wendy Ryan at 403-627-4106 to register or email email@example.com to register or for further information.
July 10 – Minimum Security Camp Weed Pull
Last season was our first reclamation event in this area and we are pleased to offer it again, please join us; pull some weeds, have some fun and meet new people concerned about the Castle. Bring a lunch, drinking water, sun screen and insect repellent.
July 25 – 10th Annual West Castle Wetlands Ecological Reserve Weed Pull
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 9:30 am. This event is sponsored by Alberta Environment and Parks.
August 10 – Front Canyon Reclamation Hike and Weed Pull – Blind Canyon
Once again, In conjunction with the Nature Conservancy of Canada CCWC will be organizing a weed pull at the old farm site in the canyon. Enjoy the beautiful scenery and learn about the history of the area. There will be a moderate hike of about 1 hour into the site. Packhorses will assist in removal of the weeds.
August 14 – Sartoris Road Weed Pull
Once again we will be removing invasive species from the Sartoris Road area, please join us; pull some weeds, have some fun and meet new people concerned about the Castle. Bring a lunch, drinking water, sun screen and insect repellent. A great way to educate yourself on the invasive species of south west Alberta.
September 11 – 11th Annual Great Canadian Shoreline Clean-up
The Shoreline Cleanup encourages people across Canada to remove shoreline litter to help create healthy waters for everyone, including the wildlife and communities that depend on them. Our efforts are focused on the Beaver Mines Lake a popular place for outdoor enthusiasts and campers. This event engages people to remove trash and debris from the lake’s shores, identify the sources of debris, and discuss ways to change the behaviors that cause people to leave this debris in the first place.