Remnant Prairie Grass Walk and Talk
Join us on Sunday, Sept 11 for a tour of the remnant prairie grass along the Headingley Grand Trunk Trail led by biologist John Morgan and co-hosted by the Headingley Grand Trunk Trail (HGTT).
We’ll learn why native prairie grasses across the continent have dwindled and what we can do to help protect the remaining 1%. John Morgan will lead an in-depth tour of the plant life that calls this area home.
The section of remnant prairie grass at the south end of Alboro Street in Headingley was discovered by the HGTT association in 2016. Manitoba Conservation then confirmed that it indeed was remnant prairie grass that had miraculously survived the development and operation of the rail line from 1894 to 1972, as well as the development of the community of Headingley.
Rolling hills of native prairie grass used to cover enormous swathes of not just Manitoba, but North America. Sadly, less than 1% of this valuable and important natural landscape remains across the continent.
Biologist John Morgan will lead the tour, delving into how prairie grasses across the continent have dwindled, and what we can do to help protect the remaining 1%. He will also provide an informative and hands-on breakdown of the many prairie plant species that thrive in the area.
The walk and talk will take us approximately 1.5 hours. We will be meeting at the south end of Alboro Street in Headingley. More details to follow in an email to registrants.
About the CPAWS Manitoba Nature Club
CPAWS Manitoba’s Nature Club is designed to help Manitobans get outside, make new friends and learn about the wonders of nature.
We’ve developed a wide range of programming and activities to help Manitobans of all ages and abilities enjoy the health and wellness benefits of nature.
CPAWS Manitoba takes the safety of all program participants seriously.
All CPAWS Manitoba staff members have cleared a criminal record and vulnerable sector background check with the Winnipeg Police Department.
All CPAWS Manitoba staff members voluntarily disclose that they have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19. We adhere to all public health recommendations and guidelines.
CPAWS policy requires that at least one person leading programming that may involve children must be certified in first aid. This applies to staff or to volunteers.
This programming was made possible thanks to the generous support of The Winnipeg Foundation.