Dismal Creek Riparian Restoration (May 4 and 5, 2018)

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Tim Hortons (meeting place)

70 McLeod Avenue

#Unit 117

Spruce Grove, AB T7X 3C7

Canada

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Join Trout Unlimited Canada (TUC) and our Northern Lights Fly Fishers Chapter for a riparian restoration project along Dismal Creek. The project involves two workdays:

Day 1: harvest live willow stakes

Day 2: install live willow stakes

Willow stakes will be harvested locally by cutting stems from healthy willow stands at the project site. Branches will be trimmed and the willow stakes bundled then soaked in the creek until they are planted the following day. On the second day, willows stakes will be planted along the bank or the creek. The goal of the project is to add deep-rooted, native woody plants along the creek bank to help add strength to the soils, stabilize the bank, and prevent excess erosion. Willow staking is a bioengineering technique which helps speed up recovery of disturbed sites like this.

This is a great opportunity to help learn about bioengineering and riparian restoration, and help improve the health of Dismal Creek, an important Arctic Grayling stream in the upper Pembina River watershed.

The Northern Lights Fly Fishers has been active in Arctic Grayling monitoring and habitat assessment work since 2011 in partnership with Alberta Environment and Parks and with support form Alberta Conservation Association and Environment and Climate Change Canada.

Volunteers are welcome to sign up for one or both days. Lunch and water will be provided (please bring a refillable water bottle). All tools and equipment will be provided; please dress appropriately for field work.

Meeting place:

Both days, meet at Tim Hortons in Spruce Grove (70 McLeod Ave Unit 117, Spruce Grove) at 8:00 am. Carpooling can be arranged from here.

Work site:

https://drive.google.com/open?id=1L1WktYVjAolnuX0rrD1pWGfiyQCqZzjy&usp=sharing (meet on site at 10:30)

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Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?

Nope! But minors must be accompanied by an adult.

What can I bring into the event?

Dress for the weather and wear sturdy footwear. Gloves will be provided but volunteers are welcome to bring their own. Please bring a resusable water bottle. Extra layers and socks are recommended in case of wet conditions.

How can I contact the organizer with any questions?

Contact Lesley at lpeterson@tucanada.org or 403-875-3264.

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

No.

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Tim Hortons (meeting place)

70 McLeod Avenue

#Unit 117

Spruce Grove, AB T7X 3C7

Canada

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