Resilient Roots: A Guided Walk of Manitoba’s Native Prairie Grass


Resilient Roots: A Guided Walk of Manitoba’s Native Prairie Grass

July 9 2023

Join us for a fascinating tour of the resilient plant life along the Headingley Grand Trunk Trail led by biologist John Morgan.

About this event

Embark on a fascinating journey through the remnant prairie grass along the Headingley Grand Trunk Trail, guided by passionate biologist John Morgan.

You’ll delve into the intriguing world of native prairie grasses, discover the reasons behind their alarming decline across North America, and learn what you 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. Here, on the southern tip of Alboro Street in Headingley, lies a historical treasure discovered by the HGTT association in 2016 and subsequently recognized by Manitoba Conservation.

Miraculously, this stretch of prairie grass has endured the onslaught of development and the operation of the rail line from 1894 to 1972, along with the progressive growth of the Headingley community.

Rolling hills of native prairie grass once covered enormous swathes of not just the Manitoba landscape, but also vast expanses of North America. Today, sadly, less than 1% of this valuable and important natural landscape survives across the continent.

Join John Morgan as he takes you on a comprehensive and insightful tour. He will share his knowledge on the decline of prairie grasses across North America and guide us through what we can do to contribute to the protection of what remains. He will also provide a hands-on identification and learning of the various prairie plant species that flourish within this resilient ecosystem.

This guided walk will last approximately 1.5 hours. We’ll meet at the south end of Alboro Street in Headingley. Further details will be sent via email to those registered.


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.

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Safety Protocols

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.

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, The Conservation Trust, the Government of Manitoba, and TD Friends of the Environment fund.—

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