Wideview, SK; Photo by Michael Bell

Wideview, SK; Photo by Michael Bell

Clean up the Grove!

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October 2, 2022

Gillies Grove Nature Reserve

Arnprior, Ontario (GPS coordinates: 45.439173°N, -76.358547°W)

12 p.m.-3:30 p.m.

Join NCC staff for a leisurely walk through the scenic shady trails and roadside around the old growth Gillies Grove Forest to pick up garbage and manually remove invasive species. Physical activity will include walking over both flat and uneven terrain, bending, picking up/carrying small items and pulling out plants.  

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Fitness Toilet

People of all fitness levels can participate.

There are no toilets on site.
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Tools Food
All tools will be provided by NCC. Water and snacks will be provided.

Equipment checklist

  • snacks
  • water
  • sunscreen
  • bug spray
  • hat
  • layers of clothing
  • change of clothes (just in case)
  • rain gear (just in case)
  • backpack
  • any necessary medication

Please note

Additional event details, including directions and parking instructions, will be provided after registration. Please look for three emails with event information; they will be sent immediately after registration (scroll to the bottom of the email for the participant package), then reminders one week, and then one day before the event. The emails may get filtered into your spam or junk folders. If you do not receive the correspondence with the event details, please contact on.volunteers@natureconservancy.ca.

No previous experience is required. This event will proceed rain or shine, so please dress for the conditions: rubber boots or shoes you don’t mind getting wet or dirty, long layers of comfortable clothing you don’t mind getting dirty, a hat, and a change of dry clothes (just in case).

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. Space is limited and spots fill up fast, so register today to confirm your attendance.


Please email on.volunteers@natureconservancy.ca.

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