Upcoming Events

Programs and Resources for Schools More...

Tall Grass Prairie Restoration Site Tours More...

Bumblebee Workshop More...

Weedy Wednesdays More...

Prairie Days Saturday September 10, 2016 More...

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Events/Tours

The Alderville First Nations Black Oak Savanna Ecology Centre is now open and home to many of the workshops and events held to promote the importance of this fragile ecosystem.

Programs and resources for schools

    1.Field trips to the Alderville Black Oak Savanna – by appointment
    2.Teacher resources – booklets, posters and pamphlets
    3.A series of Illustrated in-class talks is being developed and, as resources become available to us, we will be able to assist your students with their environmental studies.

Please contact Daphne Paszterko for more information

 

Tall Grass Prairie Restoration Site Tours - Tour Information


The Black Oak Savanna/Tallgrass Prairie is a fragile place where restoration management and ongoing studies are being conducted. There are also private residences located within the boundaries of the preserve. We welcome visitors from outside the community but ask that you do so with our supervision.

To arrange for a visit to the Alderville preserve which is open for tours from May to November, please call first. We will provide a guide to accompany your group through the site. There is a very reasonable fee for this service which directly supports the community’s efforts in staffing and maintaining trails and facilities.

The rate for the two to three hour tour on 3 km of trails is $100.00 for groups of less than 10 or $10.00 per person for groups larger than 10 people. We also recommend the purchase of the companion publication “To Know This Place” to better inform you of the many interesting facets of the preserve.

To book a tour, to order the publication contact us for further information

 

Bee Workshop

Come to learn about bumblebee's and how important they are to natural lands with Victoria McPhail from Wildlife Preservation Canada

When: Saturday August 13th, 2016

Where: Alderville Black Oak Savanna Ecology Centre, 8467 County Road 18, Alderville, ON

Time: 10:00AM to 12:30PM

To register, please email rodolczyk@alderville.ca or call 905-352-1008

Bumblebee Workshop

Weedy Wednesdays

We’re looking for volunteers to help us control invasive species such as spotted knapweed, sweet white clover and dog strangling vine. Contribute to the restoration and conservation of this rare tallgrass prairie, oak pine savanna ecosystem.

When: Wednesday, August 10, 2016 I Wednesday, August 17, 2016 I Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Where:Alderville Black Oak Savanna Ecology Centre, 8467 County Road 18, Alderville, ON

Time: 9:00am - 12:00pm

Learn more information: download the brochure here.

To register, please email: Daphne Paszterko, Acting Natural Heritage Coordinator at or call 905-352-1008

Weedy Wednesdays

 

9th Annual Prairie Day Saturday September 10, 2016

September 10, 2016
10:30am - 3:30pm
Alderville Black Oak Savanna
8467 County Road 18, Alderville

Join us for the 9th Annual Prairie Day! A celebration of the remnant tallgrass prairie and black oak savanna ecosystems. A family friendly event that includes guided hikes, workshops, entertainment, food and fun!

Please no pets.

Please contact Rice Lake Plains to volunteer and vendor opportunities. outreach@ricelakeplains.ca

To register please call 905-352-1008 - download the brochure here.

Prairie Day

Download the brochure here.

 

Vendors Wanted

Share your craft, jewellry and giftware! Contact Daphne Paszterko - dpaszterko@alderville.ca

Prairie Day Vendor Request

Volunteers Needed

We need support in several areas. Certificate of Participation is provided. Contact Daphne Paszterko - dpaszterko@alderville.ca

Prairie Day Volunteers Needed