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Salamander Heroes

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Build upon the successful restoration work begun by volunteers in conjunction with park staff last September and become a part of the long-toed salamanders`ongoing story.

About this Event

Approaching the community of Waterton Park visitors pass through the land of the long-toed salamander and into their story. You can be a positive part of that ongoing story by helping to maintain the crossing structures first put in place in 2008 to reduce the salamander road kills during their movements to and from Linnet Lake. Long-toed and tiger salamanders, western toads and red-sided garter snakes will all benefit from your volunteered help. Options include coming out for one or both of the spring and fall maintenance days.

Requirements:

•Be prepared for half day or more outside, including sturdy footwear and clothing layers suitable for the very changeable weather.
•Able to perform repetitive, light physical labour (digging, hammering, bending over)
•Comfortable working on sloped terrain and along a roadway

Volunteer duties:

•Clearing obstructions from the byway tunnels and their entrances.
•Filling gaps under byway fencing or between the fencing and tunnels.
•Pruning shrubs growing up and over the byway fencing.
•Cleaning peeling paint from the byway fencing.
•Picking up, bagging and removing any litter found along the system

Event Dates

September 15th, 2018

Contact

Parks Canada
403-859-2702
CA

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