St. Peters Harbour Marram Grass PlantingSeptember 9, 2023
St. Peters, PETime: 9 a.m.–12 p.m.Location: St. Peters Harbour Beach, PE
Looking for an opportunity to help protect coastal habitat? Join us for a morning of grass planting on the dunes of the Nature Conservancy of Canada’s St. Peters Harbour Nature Reserve.
The north shore of PEI is known for its iconic sand dunes, which help buffer storm impacts on our coastal communities. This event will give volunteers an opportunity to get their hands dirty with hands-on conservation work. Marram grass grows naturally on PEI’s dune systems, and the grass has root systems that help hold sand in place. By planting in areas that have been worn away by storms and human activity, we can help this slow-growing plant bounce back and continue stabilizing vulnerable areas on the dunes.
Pre-registration for this event is required.
- This event will be weather dependent.
- Additional event details, including directions and parking instructions, will be provided closer to the event day.
- Difficulty: light to moderate. Participants will walk along the beach; planting may require light physical labour.
- No toilets will be available on-site, so please be sure to stop on your way to the event.
- sturdy footwear suitable for walking on the beach
- work gloves
- long pants
- rain jacket
- water bottle
- full bagged lunch
- bug spray
Please call or email Hannah Kienzle, PEI stewardship coordinator, Nature Conservancy of Canada, at 902-918-2732 or firstname.lastname@example.org.