Hidden from the public’s view off the trail around Beaver Lake lies the Stanley Park bog. This rare habitat is home to sphagnum moss, bog laurel, Labrador tea and the carnivorous round-leaved sundew plant. Alterations to the hydrology in the Beaver Lake watershed over the past 90 years have reduced this threatened habitat to only a fragment of its former size and nearly resulted in the loss of several rare local species.
Bog laurel blooming at Beaver Lake Bog (Photo: Ariane Comeau/SPES)
This month, as part of four EcoStewards restoration events, we will continue to ensure the ecological integrity of the restored bog by removing invasive non-bog species. Volunteers must enjoy working outdoors and be prepared to perform physical work in all weather conditions. Due to limited space at the bog, registration is limited to 6 volunteers per event.
This year, the Bog Restoration events are on:
- Wednesday August 7 2019: 6:00PM – 9:00PM (3hrs)
- Wednesday August 14 201: 6:00PM – 9:00PM (3hrs) **ALL POSITIONS FILLED**
- Wednesday August 21 2019: 6:00PM – 9:00PM (3hrs)
- Wednesday August 28 2019: 5:45PM – 8:45PM (3hrs)
A reminder email with detailed information about the day’s activity will be sent to registered volunteers a few days before the event. Volunteers should arrive dressed for the weather with rain boots or sturdy shoes to walk in deep mud, and be prepared to work on uneven terrain.
To register, please fill the form below.