Community Projects

Uxbridge Community and Nature Club Nest Boxes for Cavity Nesters

Lafarge and NDN - 48 boxes
  • Monitored by volunteers at the seventh concession partially reclaimed gravel pit
  • A unique mouse proof box design was used and built by the late Paul Rothsfel
  • Lafarge agreed to a three year contract with NDN and donated $500 to the club in 2013
  • Future involvement with the land reclamation at Lafarge is desired

Uxbridge Trails and Township Cooperation

Countryside Preserve - 30 boxes
  • Uxbridge Scouts built the first boxes in the Preserve
  • North Durham Nature assisted the scouts with monitoring and maintenance
  • Local residents volunteer to assist with monitoring annually
Town Trails -12 boxes
  • Quaker Commons school and now local residents monitor NDN boxes on Quaker trail and Museum grounds
  • Barton, Ewen, and O’Neil trails have pairs of boxes
If interested in getting involved contact Derek Connelly ndnature7@gmail.com

 

Invasive Plants Management

  • Annually thinning of Scot Pine by volunteers occurs in the Uxbridge Countryside Preserve to maintain the meadow habitat

  • Phragmites ( Common reed) education and some removal has been done in the past in Scugog and Uxbridge

 

Native Plants

  • Annual tours of members native plant gardens

  • Community planting in Countryside Preserve of native plants with 1st Uxbridge Scouts

  • Education of native plant garden planning continues members

  • Community tree planting with conservation authorities and town committees

 

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