Monarch on flower at a butterfly count (Photo by NCC)

Monarch on flower at a butterfly count (Photo by NCC)

Periwinkle Pull Party

Get outside and help us pick a pesky patch of periwinkle on the Lathrop Nature Preserve!

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May 5, 2024

Fonthill, Ontario

Marlene Stewart Streit Park
8 a.m.-12 p.m.

We will be removing a patch of pesky periwinkle that is threatening the sensitive ecosystem at the Lathrop Nature Preserve. We will talk about how to identify this invasive plant, and then we will hand-pull it. Physical activity will involve walking about two kilometres over uneven terrain, bending, kneeling and crouching.

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Fitness Toilet
Moderate fitness level required. 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 List

  • sturdy closed-toe shoes you don’t mind getting muddy
  • layers of long clothing (long-sleeved shirt, long pants, sweater)
  • work or gardening gloves and knee pads, if you have them
  • hat with a brim
  • raincoat and rain pants (just in case)
  • water bottle
  • snacks
  • sunscreen/bug spray
  • any necessary medications
  • optional: binoculars

Please note

Additional event details, including directions and parking instructions, will be provided after registration. Please look for three emails with event information; one will be sent immediately after registration (scroll to the bottom of the email for the participant package), and a reminder will be sent one week, and then last 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. As space is limited and spots fill up fast, register today to confirm your attendance.


Please email on.volunteers@natureconservancy.ca.

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Funding provided by Environment and Climate Change Canada