Come join the Bow River Chapter of Trout Unlimited Canada as we work to protect vulnerable riparian trees from overharvesting by our local beavers. This is a joint project with the City of Calgary that will focus on the trees in Lindsay Park.
An estimated 200 resident beavers enjoy our parks and green spaces here in Calgary. As adults these semi-aquatic rodents can cut down 200 trees in a year. We will be placing metal wiring around tree trunks to prevent beaver harvesting. More on beaver management practices can be found here: http://www.calgary.ca/CSPS/Parks/Pages/Planning-and-Operations/Pest-Management/Beavers.aspx
How to wire a tree, courtesy of City of Calgary: https://youtu.be/8xHeB5-xkwY
Volunteers will need to bring:
- Weather appropriate clothing
- Water bottle
- Lunch if you would like to stay after the event
City of Calgary will be supplying:
- Work gloves
- Beaver wire
- Wire cutters
- Supervising staff
WHEN/WHERE TO MEET:
October 22nd. 9am-12pm
Volunteer parking and meeting place at Reader Rock Garden (311 25 Ave SE, Calgary) across Macleod Trail from Lindsay Park. Look for City of Calgary Staff. We will walk over to the river as a group.
Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions.