Wideview, SK; Photo by Michael Bell

Wideview, SK; Photo by Michael Bell

Camden East Seedpod Showdown

Get outside and help pull pods and vanquish vines at the Camden East Alvar!

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July 28, 2022

Camden East Alvar (Camden East), Ontario (GPS coordinates: 44.328533°N, -76.788294°W )
 9 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Pick a peck of problematic pods and help the Nature Conservancy of Canada vanquish a very vicious vine! The vigorously growing, invasive dog-strangling vine (DSV) is creeping its way onto the globally rare habitats of the Camden East Alvar on the Napanee Plain. By picking and bagging the seedpods before they ripen, you can help stop the spread of this vine and protect the beautiful and rare alvar species that are threatened by its expansion.

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 Moderate fitness level is required.

  Repetitive motions include bending and gripping.

Participants will walk 3.5 to 4.5 km across uneven ground to find and collect DSV seedpods.

There are no toilets on site.
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All tools will be provided by NCC. Participants are asked to bring work gloves and garden pruners if they have them

Water and snacks will be provided.

Sunscreen and bug spray will be provided.

Equipment checklist

  • Snacks
  • Water
  • Sunscreen
  • Bug spray
  • Hat
  • Layers of clothing
  • Closed-toed, sturdy walking shoes
  • Rain gear (just in case)
  • Work gloves and hand pruners (these will be provided if you don’t have them)
  • Any necessary medications
  • Extra things you might consider include camera, field guides, insect repellant, binoculars

Please note

Additional event details, including directions and parking instructions, will be provided after you register. This event will proceed rain or shine, so please dress for the conditions: sturdy shoes, long pants, comfortable clothing you don’t mind getting dirty and a hat. There will be no on-site washroom facilities at this event. No previous experience is required

To allow us to plan for a safe, successful, and enjoyable day in the field together, all participants must register in advance of the event.

All local health and safety restrictions and guidelines will apply.


Please email on.volunteers@natureconservancy.ca.

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