Date: Saturday, June 22 2019
The Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) invites you to a presentation by Doug van Hemessen, our Nova Scotia Stewardship Coordinator. The short presentation will feature beautiful photographs and a brief background about our conservation work at our Marble Mountain property. After the presentation, enjoy a guided walk with NCC staff and get a closer look at the natural features of this special area. Nature Conservancy of Canada will provide coffee and snacks.
About the Property:
This property is located in the Lime Hill-Marble Mountain area, which has been identified as an important conservation area in Central Cape Breton. The Bras d’Or Lake area of Cape Breton includes large stands of mature Acadian forest and white limestone cliffs and bedrock. You’ll also find rare and uncommon species here, including birds such as Philadelphia Vireo and plants like Early Coralroot, and Broadleaf Twayblade.
What you will be doing:
Come hear about the work Nature Conservancy of Canada is doing across Nova Scotia and in Cape Breton, the importance of areas like Marble Mountain, and ask any questions you may have. Then we will go for a hike around the beautiful Marble Mountain property! Please keep in mind that the there are no formal trails through the property – close-toed, sturdy shoes and long pants are required.
Why you will love it:
Spend the morning exploring beautiful wilderness that few people get to explore. You will learn more about the rare features that make this an important conservation area and will get to enjoy a moderately difficult hike through the old growth forest with our NCC staff.
The event runs from 9:00am – 12:00pm.
Driving directions and related information will be provided to participants after registration.
Coffee and snacks will be provided.
In the event of rain, the presentation portion of the event will run, but the walk will be canceled.
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