Tallgrass prairie, Rice Lake Plains, Ontario (Photo by NCC)
Tallgrass prairie, Rice Lake Plains, Ontario (Photo by NCC)

Get plugged into the prairie

October 16, 2012
Castleton, ON


Plant your legacy by helping to restore Ontario’s prairie


Join the Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) in bringing new life to a globally rare landscape. NCC invites volunteers to join us in restoring a retired agricultural field to a lush tallgrass prairie by planting it with native grasses and other plants. With only one to three percent of the original extent of these areas remaining in the province, this event has important conservation impact!

Planting  will take place north of Cobourg on Saturday, October 20 at 9:30 a.m. Volunteers will have the opportunity to learn about what makes the Rice Lakes Plains area so special, and the process of grassland restoration. Before the day wraps up, volunteers will be treated to a guided tour of the property with chances to see and learn about some of the area’s wildlife.

Space is limited, so register now for Plugs for the Prairie II by visiting www.conservationvolunteers.ca and clicking on the events calendar. Alternatively, contact Kristyn Ferguson at kristyn.ferguson@natureconservancy.ca or 1-877-343-3532, ext. 222 to sign up. Light snacks and drinks will be provided, but please bring your lunch.

NCC’s Conservation Volunteers program engages people of all ages and experience levels in the protection of Canada's biodiversity while providing a meaningful, hands-on experience in ecologically significant natural areas. Events are carefully designed to ensure your volunteer time is dedicated to critical conservation action.

Representatives from the media are encouraged to attend and participate in the event.

About NCC:
NCC is the nation’s leading land conservation organization, working to protect our most important natural areas and the species they sustain. Since 1962 NCC and its partners have helped to protect more than 2.6 million acres (more than 1 million hectares), coast to coast. To learn more visit: www.natureconservancy.ca/ontario.

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Media Contact:

Kristyn Ferguson
Ontario Stewardship Coordinator
1-877-343-3532 x222

Thank you for your interest in land conservation. Together we will achieve tangible results.

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