The Piper Creek Fish Habitat Restoration Project is a multiple year project funded by the RBC Blue Water Fund, and the Environmental Damages Fund, with the goal of improving riparian and aquatic health in Piper Creek, a small tributary of Wascasoo Creek, within the Red Deer River Watershed. Piper Creek flows through agricultural farmland and through the southern portion of the City of Red Deer between 40th ave and 50th ave before meeting Waskasoo Creek near the Greyhound Bus station downtown. Piper Creek has been affected by various land uses such as urbanization and agriculture, which have left some of its riparian areas in a state of poor health. In order to improve riparian health, Trout Unlimited Canada, ReThink Red Deer, Cows and Fish, the City of Red Deer, and members of the Piper Creek Restoration Agriculture Project (https://www.facebook.com/pipercreekrestorationagriculture) have partnered to improve conditions along Piper Creek within the PCRA Project site.
This event will be the last volunteer workday at the site for 2016, and will focus on planting native riparian plant species along the stream as well as in an ecobuffer/shelterbelt along the northwestern edge of the project site. Volunteers will also be able to see how the streambanks have been restored following the removal of a stream crossing in late September. The goal of this planting effort is to help the riparian areas recover along the stream, and improve habitat for beavers and other local wildlife.
*Trout Unlimited Canada will provide a sandwich lunch for all volunteers at this event*
WHERE TO MEET
See the map here to view meeting locations on Google Maps: https://www.google.com/maps/d/u/0/edit?mid=1O3A1SNDdQDc_7h4qK_yrIFXb6ng
WHAT TO BRING
Volunteers should bring:
- Sturdy close-toed footwear that can get wet and dirty
- Water bottle and re-usable mug for hot chocolate/coffee
- Weather appropriate clothing that can get dirty
- Camera (if you'd like)
- Extra snacks (it's hard work!)
In order to allow the most opportunity for others to participate, if you cannot attend please make sure to cancel your ticket prior to the event.
Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?
No, you do not need to bring your printed ticket to these events
Where can I contact the organizer with any questions?
Elliot Lindsay, Project Biologist at Trout Unlimited Canada