Wideview, SK; Photo by Michael Bell

Wideview, SK; Photo by Michael Bell

Plugs for the Prairie

Get outside to plant plugs in Rice Lake Plains to restore rare prairie habitat!

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May 28, 2022

Van Hove and Evens, Rice Lake Plains

Warkworth, Ontario (44.145237, -77.945477)

9:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

At this event we will be planting native tallgrass prairie species to help restore and expand the tallgrass prairie cover in the Rice Lake Plains. Participants will walk approximately 0.2 km over flat terrain to reach the planting site. Planting will involve bending and using trowels to dig holes for the seedlings. 

Historically, the Rice Lake Plains were covered with tallgrass prairies and oak savanna, which were dominated by massive black and white oak, grasses like big bluestem and switchgrass thrived and a diverse range of wildflowers blossomed. Today, the oak savanna and tallgrass prairie of the Rice Lake Plains are badly fragmented and overgrown with non-native species. Help give this globally rare habitat a comeback by planting native prairie species plugs on our Van Hove property. 

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Fitness Toilet
Moderate fitness level required. Portable washroom and a supply of hand sanitizer will be available for volunteers to use throughout the day
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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 and trowels, if you have them
• long pants
• light layers
• hat with a brim
• Raincoat and rain pants
• water bottle
• lunch
• sunscreen/bug spray
• any necessary medications

Please note

Additional event details, including directions and parking instructions, will be provided after registration. 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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