Chipman Creek Stream Crossing Reclamation Workday

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Date/Time
Date(s) - 19/08/2017
9:30 am - 2:30 pm

Location
Junction of Range Road 12 and Township Road 54

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The Chipman Creek Restoration Initiative is a multi-year partnership led by Trout Unlimited Canada (TUC) in partnership with the Municipal District of Pincher CreekThe Oldman River Chapter of TUC, and the Oldman Watershed Council. Funding for the project is provided by Environment and Climate Change Canada’s Environmental Damages Fund. This project aims to improve our understanding of aquatic and riparian conditions in the Chipman Creek watershed, and to identify key areas for protection and rehabilitation; this information can then be used to implement restoration works in key areas along Chipman Creek and its tributaries. The long-term goals are to enhance and improve the health of the watershed for fish and wildlife and people living here and downstream, and to create a group of local stakeholders and stewards who will continue to protect and enhance this watershed.

This project represents an opportunity to improve riparian and aquatic health by decommissioning a historic stream crossing along an unimproved road which is no longer needed, and is contributing to erosion and sedimentation in Chipman Creek. Volunteers will have the opportunity to plant a variety of native woody plants including Silverberry, Dogwood, Willow, and Rose, as well as sedges and grasses to help the streambank plant community return to a healthy state. During the workday, volunteers will also learn about the project and the stream and will leave with a better insight into how they can get involved to protect and restore Chipman Creek and other streams like it.

If you are interested in attending this event, please sign up using the Eventbrite Page here: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/chipman-creek-stream-crossing-reclamation-workday-tickets-36669104278

WHERE TO MEET:

Volunteers can meet at the junction of Range Road 12 and Township Road 54, southwest of the Town of Pincher Creek at 9:30am on Saturday, August 19th, 2017. See the hyperlink below for the meeting location and directions from Pincher Creek:

https://www.google.com/maps/d/edit?hl=en&authuser=0&mid=1Obf_XURQ2a8flA8MMiyCPTKMrbI&ll=49.441473609190766%2C-114.00297465578075&z=13

WHAT TO BRING:

  • Hat
  • Sunscreen
  • Sunglasses
  • Water Bottle
  • Closed-toed footwear or rubber boots (that you don’t mind getting dirty/wet)
  • Bug spray
  • Snacks
  • Clothing for all weather conditions

TUC WILL PROVIDE:

  • Sandwich lunch for all volunteers*
  • Water for refills
  • Juice boxes
  • Gloves (if you have your own pair, feel free to bring them)
  • Planting tools

*If you have any dietary restrictions, please let us know and we will do our best to accommodate you.

If you have any questions or concerns about this workday or the project, please feel free to contact Elliot Lindsay at 403-221-8360 or by email at elindsay@tucanada.org. You can also reach Lesley Peterson on her mobile phone at 403-875-3264.