Volunteer

INVASIVE PLANT PROGRAM OPPORTUNITIES 2019 (all tools and equipment provided):

Weeding workshops: Join our workshops every second Sunday 9 - 12.30am

Join Youth Volunteers on Sundays to dig up invasive shrubs and control the spread of other unwanted species. Exact work depends on the season, but be prepared to work off-trail, sometimes in thick undergrowth. Youth 12 and over welcome. Registration not required but we advise letting us know if you plan to come in case of cancellation (eg due to weather).

dates: May 26th; June 9th and 23rd; July 7th and 21st; Aug. 4th and 18th; Sept. 1st, 15th and 29th; Oct. 13th and 27th.

Or organise your own group to come to help weed and book a date and time that suits you.

If you would like to book a weeding workshop for a group or need more information about what's involved in volunteering - let us know. Contact invasiveplants@theweaselhead.com or call Sarah on 403 200 7738. Groups sizes from 6 to 30 people welcome.

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Small group weeding events:

  • In June we will be focusing on removing spotted knapweed along the river. Rough and access along steep trails means volunteers do need a reasonable level of fitness and physical ability - we also have to haul the removed plant material out...
  • May - Oct. volunteers are needed to remove shrubs missed by weeding parties - i.e. involves extensive off-trail hiking, searching for, then digging up these plants.

If you are interested in helping with the above let us know when you are available as dates/times are still to be arranged: call 403 200 7738 or email invasiveplants@theweaselhead.comThese activities suitable for groups of 6 volunteers or fewer.

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Groups meet by the grey shed  in the north west corner of the Weaselhead Parking Lot on 66th Ave. and 37th St SW. Please wear long pants (not legging if possible), bring a long-sleeved top, and wear hiking boots or sturdy trainers.