Garlic mustard pull CV event (Photo by NCC)

Garlic mustard pull CV event (Photo by NCC)

Seedpod Showdown

Get outside and help pull seedpods to vanquish vines at the Camden East Alvar property.

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July 25, 2024

Odessa, Ontario

Camden East Alvar
9 a.m.-1 p.m.

Pick a peck of problematic pods and help us vanquish a very vicious vine! The vigorously growing invasive dog-strangling vine 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. Physical activity will include walking up to 1.5 kilometres on uneven terrain and bending, twisting and pulling. 

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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 
  • long clothing (long-sleeved shirt, long pants) 
  • work or gardening gloves 
  • 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); a reminder will be sent one week; and the last will be sent 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 pants and a long-sleeved shirt 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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