July 20th Riverton Weed Pull – Final Details

Come join the Manitoba Important Bird Area Program for our fall weed pull at the Riverton Sandy Bar IBA on Saturday July 20th.

We will be pulling weeds to make space for the rare and elusive Piping Plover, a species once common in this IBA, but not seen for a number of years. The encroaching vegetation has significantly reduced habitat for this and other breeding species, and the IBA Program and our caretaker, Joanne Smith, are determined to do something to rectify this situation.

Meeting: We will meet at 7:45 in the parking lot for coffee, juice and maybe a few baked goodies, and at 8:15am we will head up to our weeding spot near the tip of the sandbar. Click here for the location of the Riverton Sandy Bar Parking lot.

Things to bring: Please bring:

– Weather appropriate clothing and footwear

– Gardening gloves if you have them

– Binoculars

– Water

– a bagged lunch

– sunscreen

– a hat

– rain jacket if required

We will stay out until midday.

More info here

Please note that there is no outhouse at this parking lot.  Closest bathrooms will be in the town of Riverton.

If you are interested in coming, please email Lynnea at assistant.manitobaiba@gmail.com