Attacking Invasive Species on the Bruce Trail

Walters Group Projects team had a great time getting in the weeds on the Bruce Trail this Fall. They started the afternoon with a guided hike by an ecologist who provided insight into the work of the Bruce Trail Conservancy as they explored the hidden gem of Fisher’s Pond Nature Reserve in Burlington.

After a quick snack break, they grabbed some heavy-duty weed pullers and pulled the invasive Buckthorn, which threatens the ecosystem. This plant can spread quickly and prevents the natural growth of native trees and shrubs. It was a great team-building exercise and a wonderful opportunity to get out of the office and enjoy our beautiful backyard.

Special thanks to Jessica Ranalli (Volunteer & Membership Coordinator, Niagara Bruce Trail Club) for suggesting this event to give back to the environment through this rehabilitation activity and enjoy an interpretive hike along the local section of Bruce Trail.


About the Bruce Trail Conservancy

The Bruce Trail Conservancy is one of Ontario’s largest land trusts and the steward of Canada’s longest marked footpath – the Bruce Trail. The organization’s vision is to secure the Bruce Trail within a permanently protected natural corridor along the Niagara Escarpment. To responsibly connect people to nature and actively restore and care for land within the Niagara Escarpment UNESCO World Biosphere.

The Bruce Trail Conservancy is a member-driven, volunteer-based, charitable organization governed by a 19-member Board of Directors. Working with each of the nine Bruce Trail Clubs, they are committed to caring for the Bruce Trail and to preserving land along its route.

Bruce Trail Conservancy members help fulfill their mission to preserve a ribbon of wilderness for everyone, forever, and provide safe, environmentally responsible, public access to the Niagara Escarpment for generations to come.

To get involved with the Bruce Trail Conservancy, please click HERE.

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