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Ryder Lake Residents – Nature Protection Event

Feb 11, 2023 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm

** This event is for Ryder Lake residents only**

Do you live in Ryder Lake? Are you interested in helping nature and wildlife in your neighbourhood? We have an event coming up that might interest you! 

From 11:00 AM to 11:15 AM this event will be a Ryder Lake Nature Team meeting. After the meeting, we will be building a temporary fence along Elk View Road to help amphibians travel back to the wetlands. 

Come join us for the meeting at 11:00 AM to learn more about this nature-based group in Ryder Lake, or join us at 11:15 AM to help with our outdoor event.


Wildlife Protection Event – Temporary Fencing Installation

The Work 

  • We’re looking for energetic volunteers to help us install 150m of silt fencing to direct amphibians traveling back to the wetlands!
  • This will involve installing fencing along the ditch on Elk View Road.
Why It’s Helpful
  • In late February/early March the amphibians are traveling back to their important breeding wetland in Ryder Lake. There is a crossing structure called the “Toad Tunnel”, that runs under Elk View Road.
  • The fencing you will install helps guide these amphibians to the crossing structure so they can safely pass under the road.
  • Help install the silt fencing.
  • Use tools to dig trenches, hammer in wooden stakes, and attach fencing material to the wooden stakes
  • Be prepared to spend a few hours outdoors alongside a road.
  • Can use tools such as shovels to dig into the wet ground.
  • Hammering wooden stakes into the ground, and using a staple gun to secure the fence.
  • Wear weather-appropriate clothing and sturdy footwear (Rubber boots or hiking boots that can get a little muddy) and work gloves.
  • Access to a vehicle to travel within the Ryder Lake area.
  • All training required will be provided on the day of.
  • All tools will be provided including shovels, pickaxes, sledgehammers, staple guns, and staples.
  • If you’re able to, bring your own gloves (we will provide gloves if you don’t have your own)
  • Dress appropriately for wet, cold, weather.
  • Safety vests will be provided (let us know if you want to bring your own!).
  • Outdoors in the right-of-way adjacent to Elk View Road.
  • There is no shelter or bathroom facilities on site.
  • Ryder Lake Neighbourhood
  • Parking: The mailboxes on Elk View Road.
  • Saturday, February 11th, 2023
  • 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM (Nature Team meeting from 11:00 AM to 11:15 AM; Fencing event from 11:15 AM to 2:00 PM)
  • This event may be rescheduled if the ground is too hard to dig a trench. The Program Coordinator will update everyone about schedule changes asap.


Click the “Register Here” link below to sign-up for the event!


Do you live outside of Ryder Lake but are interested in events like this? Click here to sign up for our volunteer program!


Feb 11, 2023
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
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Jennifer Barden