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Fri, Nov 03


Haley Station

Somerville Planting

Come out and join the Muskrat Watershed Council, Watersheds Canada and Algonquin College as we plant 250 native trees and shrubs on shorelines within the Muskrat Watershed.

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Somerville Planting
Somerville Planting

Time & Location

Nov 03, 2023, 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Haley Station, 895 Olmstead-Jeffrey Lake Rd, Haley Station, ON K0J 1Y0, Canada

About the event

Volunteers are to arrive at the site at 9AM for registration and orientation

Required Equipment and Other Items:

  • Boots – hikers, steel toe, or rubber boots.
  • Extra socks – in case it is wet or your feet sweat. Note, that even if it does not rain, the grasses hold a lot of moisture.
  • Gloves – protect hands from blisters or the cold – smaller gloves are best, provide more flexibility to work with your hands
  • Warm clothes – bring layers, as you can add or remove layers, including warm socks and a toque)
  • Rain gear if necessary – please watch the forecast before planting day and ensure to bring water-resistant or waterproof gear if required.
  • Shovel(s) – shovels will be provided, but depending on the group size for the planting day, we may require extra shovels. If you have a shovel that you like to use, bring it!
  • Water – please bring your own
  • Lunch – please bring your own snacks and/or a lunch.
  • Personal items you require for medical reasons – E.g., if you or a student(s) has an allergy or some other medical condition, please be sure to bring whatever supports or medications you or your student(s) require. 

What to Expect

  • Planting locations are located along cottage shorelines. For this reason, all volunteers are asked to exercise caution at all times when planting, as you will be close to water and the terrain you will be planting on may be sloped and/or uneven. We also ask that all volunteers show respect to the landowners and their properties while attending these events. 
  • All volunteers must sign a volunteer form before planting begins. This can be done either before the event, submitted as a scanned copy via email, signed beforehand and dropped off with a Project lead upon arrival, or completed on-site.
  • All volunteers will receive a safety brief and be trained on how to plant before planting begins.
  • Volunteers will be split into groups and paired up. A Project Lead (one of us!) will lead each group and provide instruction – if you ever have any questions or concerns, do not hesitate to ask your assigned Project Lead.

In Case of Inclement Weather(ie.snowstorms/freezing rain)

RSVPers will receive an email notifying them of any updates, cancellations or rescheduling.

Sites, Dates & MapsNote:

We recommend that all those driving to the site look at Google Maps online beforehand to get oriented with the location.

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