Let’s dig for Bank Swallows: creating a living shoreline to protect the coast

Let’s dig for Bank Swallows: creating a living shoreline to protect the coast

Come join the NBEN, Nature NB, Birds Canada, Healthy Coasts NB, REGEN Media, and restoration experts from Helping Nature Heal to learn about living shorelines and take part in a hands-on volunteer effort to restore the coast at Youghall Beach in Bathurst, New Brunswick. Help plant trees and shrubs and build other natural erosion protection measures that will work to restore the living shoreline. These measures not only provide protection against storm surges, flooding, and erosion, but also create an important habitat for the endangered Bank Swallow species. This living shoreline restoration is being completed before the Bank Swallows migrate back to New Brunswick for the spring season to support the health of their population.

Please come prepared for hands-on restoration work with gloves, gardening tools, and weather-appropriate clothing. The event will begin with a short talk from Helping Nature Heal (English) and Birds Canada (French) with the opportunity for whisper interpretation from Bilingual event staff and participants. There will be bilingual event organizers prepared to aid participants in both languages. This event will be rain or shine, so please dress appropriately for all weather conditions! We look forward to seeing you there! Please let us know if there is any way that we can help you to participate if you are facing any barriers. You are welcome to join us for as much or as little of the day as you can - it is not mandatory to attend for the whole ten hours. Any help you're able to provide is wonderful!

Schedule for the day:

Working 8:00-10:30
Break 10:30-10:45
Working 10:45-12:00
Lunch 12:00-1pm
Working 1:00-3:00
Break 3:00-3:15
Working 3:15-6:00 pm

Event Information

Event Date 06 September, 2023 8:00 am
Event End Date 06 September, 2023 6:00 pm
Cut off date 06-Sep-2023
Location Youghall Beach, Bathurst NB
Categories Healthy Coasts - Côtes en santés

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