Wideview, SK; Photo by Michael Bell

Wideview, SK; Photo by Michael Bell

Plantapalooza on Pelee Island!

Join us for a Plantapalooza on Pelee Island to restore marsh habitat!

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May 29, 2022

Florian Diamante Nature Reserve, Pelee Island, Ontario

Pelee Island, Ontario (GPS coordinates: 41.802132, -82.645141)
10:00 am - 2:30 pm

Head out to the Florian Diamante Nature Reserve to take part in a Plantapalooza! At this event we will be planting young oak trees and wetland plants to re-establish native plant diversity on the site. Planting will involve bending and using shovels to dig holes for the plants and trees. 

The site features restored marsh habitat but needs a helping hand to restore the plant diversity needed by many of the wildlife species on the property. In time, your efforts will transform the area into a lush marsh bursting with bird and frog activity!

In addition to contributing to restoration of marsh, you will also learn about what each species of plant has to offer.

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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 checklist

  • rubber boots or sturdy close-toed shoes you don’t mind getting muddy
  • gardening/work gloves
  • long pants
  • light layers
  • hat with a brim
  • Raincoat and rain pants
  • water bottle
  • lunch
  • sunscreen/bug spray
  • any necessary medications

Please note

Pelee Island is accessible by a 1.5 hr public ferry ride out of Leamington. Reservations must be booked in advance either by phone or online – see schedule here: https://www.ontarioferries.com/pelee-island-ferries/schedule-overview/

We encourage you to come the night before and explore the island! The event is timed so that you would need to spend the previous night on the island to be there for the 10 am start, but we will have a second “Welcome/start” at noon for anyone who can only come for the day. We will wrap up around 2:30 pm to allow participants to get back to the ferry for 3 pm.

Additional event details, including directions and parking instructions, will be provided closer to the event day. Please come prepared for the weather.

This is a limited capacity gathering, you must register to attend. All participants will be required to fill out a waiver prior to the event and all local health and safety restrictions and guidelines will apply.


Please email on.volunteers@natureconservancy.ca

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