Tree Planting for BiodiverCity

Nature Alberta's Nature Kids & Root 4 Trees

Saturday, June 11 from 9:30-12 or 1-3:30

Celebrate the annual BiodiverCity Challenge by planting trees and doing some citizen science with Nature Alberta and Root for Trees!

About this event

In honor of the 2022 BiodiverCity Challenge, Nature Alberta and Root for Trees are teaming up for an incredible day of tree planting and citizen science on June 11th. Select your time slot: 9:30 am - 12:00 pm, or 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm.

What to expect: we will split into 3 groups of a maximum of 30 people each. Group 1 will join Root for Trees for a guided tree planting volunteer experience. Group 2 will get their hands dirty pulling weeds with Edmonton's Integrated Pest Management team. Group 3 will join Nature Alberta for a guided citizen science nature walk; we will explore what citizen science is, why it's important, and add observations to iNaturalists for the BiodiverCity Challenge. Each group will rotate to a new station every 45 min.

Event logistics:

We will be outdoors, so please dress for the weather! Working in a natural area, it is possible that you may encounter thistles, sticks, or garbage. Consider dressing in layers, long pants, and a hat. You must wear sturdy, closed-toed shoes, such as runners. Volunteers may not participate in planting activities if they wear inappropriate footwear, such as sandals, flip-flops, or high heel shoes.

Remember to bring a water bottle and snacks, as planting trees can be a very physical activity! We suggest you bring sunscreen, bug spray, and anything else that will make your volunteer shift an enjoyable experience. Root for Trees will supply the shovels, gloves, and plants.

 

What you need:

- your own full water bottle to reduce waste

- sturdy, closed toed footwear is required to take part in tree planting efforts

- appropriate attire for the weather

- sunscreen and bugspray will be necessary

- mask (optional)

- iNaturalist app predownloaded on your mobile device (optional)

 

We will provide:

- gloves

- shovels

- plants

Click here to register for your time slot now!

Please contact Steph at info@naturealberta.ca or 780-427-8124 if you have any issues registering or require further information.