Dal’s Biology Department is looking for volunteers to help move Bill Freedman’s native plant collection to a naturalized area of the DAL campus as a living legacy. Bill was a professor in the Biology Department until his passing in 2015. He was a lifelong naturalist and extremely active conservationist with a passion for native flora and fauna, working extensively with the Nature Conservancy. His widow has generously donated his large living native plant collection and we need help preparing the receiving beds and moving the plants from their yard to campus.
WHEN: Thursday 7 September 10:30 am – 5:30 pm
Friday 8 September 9:30 am – 5:30 pm
Saturday 9 September 9:30 am – 5:30 pm.
WHERE: Meeting is in the small forest between Sherriff Hall and the Life Sciences Centre. When you arrive, ask for the coordinator to direct you.
WHAT WE WILL DO: Thursday 7 September will be focused on preparing the receiving beds for the collection. The beds don’t yet exist so we will need to break ground. Friday and Saturday we will move the collection in blocks using wheelbarrows from the Freedman home (150 m away) to the receiving beds.
WHAT TO BRING: We will provide gloves, shovels and wheelbarrows.
BRING YOUR OWN FOOD AND WATER. Wear sturdy shoes, no sandals!
HOW TO SIGN UP: Click here to sign up on a Google spreadsheet. The day has been broken down into 1 hour intervals, please sign up for as many time slots as you have availability. We need AT LEAST 6 and up to 12 people per time slot.
CANCELLATIONS: If we need to cancel due to inclement weather, I will send out an email to everyone who has signed up. So please make sure sign up! If you don’t hear from me we are still meeting. We will work in light rain so come dressed for the weather.
QUESTIONS? Please contact Allison Schmidt (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you have any questions.