Conservation Volunteer Chantal planting marram grass at St. Peter's Harbour, PEI (Photo by Sean Landsman)

Conservation Volunteer Chantal planting marram grass at St. Peter's Harbour, PEI (Photo by Sean Landsman)

St. Peters Harbour Marram Grass Planting

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September 21, 2024

St. Peters, PE

Time: 9 a.m.–12 p.m.
Location: Parking lot end of Lakeside Beach

Are you 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.

About this event

  • Moderate fitness level is required.
  • Repetitive motion.
  • 1 km walk will be required to access to the volunteer location.
  • There are no toilets on site.
  • All tools will be provided by NCC.
  • Water and snacks will be provided.

Equipment to bring with you

  • sturdy footwear suitable for walking on the beach
  • long pants
  • light layers
  • rain jacket
  • snacks, water
  • hat
  • bug spray
  • sunscreen
  • any necessary medications

Please note

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

All local health and safety restrictions and guidelines will apply.


Please call or email Hannah Kienzle, PEI stewardship coordinator, Nature Conservancy of Canada, at 902-918-2732 or hannah.kienzle@natureconservancy.ca.

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