Riverton Sandy Bar Weed Pull, July 20th

We are planning our first weed pull in 2019 at the Riverton Sandy Bar IBA. This is the first time to try a Saturday event rather than a weekday.

The purpose of this Weed Pull is to once again clear an area of Sandy Bar to make the habitat more attractive to Piping Plover. This shorebird species last nested at Sandy Bar in 2004. With low lake levels and a large open sandy area we hope that the Piping Plover may once again make an appearance at Sandy Bar.

This is always a popular event. We are planning an earlier weed pull in 2019 following advice from botanists that we should pull the invasive clover before the fall when the plants turn to seed.

It would be great to have you join us on the 20th. Please feel free to forward this to others who may be interested in pulling weeds, meeting others and learning about the migrating birds at Sandy Bar.

Please email iba@naturemanitoba.ca to express an interest in registering.