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In July we started our stewardship and monitoring visits. This involves taking photos of the property, completing range and riparian health assessments. This gives us the opportunity to identify native, introduced and invasive species. Each of these tools builds awareness of the land's condition and allows us to measure the current ecological function of the property.
Enjoy the newsletter! - Owen Rodger

Image of volunteers and Legacy staff showing off their Tall Buttercup during the Buttercup Blitz by Sally Banks

Thank You!

We would like to thank everyone who attended the Buttercup Blitz. 

On July 18 Legacy volunteers joined us at the Owl Ridge conservation property to control the invasive species Tall Buttercup. We managed to pick lots of the trails and began picking the open grass paddocks of the property. I would like to express my thanks and gratitude to those who came out for making the day fun and enjoyable. It was great meeting and becoming acquainted with the Legacy volunteers - of course it's easy over cookies and ice cream.

Those of you who have battled this weed before will know that eliminating Tall Buttercup is a multi-year project that requires dedication and persistence. Look forward to more events like this next year!

Tall Buttercup Image from Alberta Invasive Species Council 

Award Winning Photo


Each year photographers submit amazing photos to the Legacy Calendar. We would like to take this opportunity to acknowledge Gwen Tomlin for her stunning shot of three foxes as featured on the cover of our 2019 Calendar.

This photo of three foxes won first place in Outdoor Canada Magazine's 8th Annual photo contest - 'Wildlife and Wild Places' category. It is featured in the July/Aug 2019 issue.

Thank you to all the photographers who share their amazing work with us - we truly appreciate it.

Image of Three Foxes by Gwen Tomlin
Council Meeting

Legacy Land Trust Society will be presenting to Mountain View County Council on Wednesday, September 4 @ 9:00 AM at the County Office. The purpose of this presentation is to keep the county up-to-date with Legacy's programs and projects. You are invited to come support Legacy by attending the presentation! 

Legacy was created out of the community and relies on its support - come out and show that conservation matters to the community!

Image of Timothy by Owen Rodger

Weed Profile

Linaria vulgaris, commonly known as Yellow Toadflax, has quickly become a widespread invasive weed in North America since its introduction as an ornamental flowering plant over 100 years ago.

It sprouts primarily from rhizomatous roots, and because of this, populations appear in dense clusters which easily overtake neighbouring plants. Eliminating a Toadflax infestation may require several years of intensive root-removal.

Yellow Toadflax is easily identifiable due its single, waxy stem, with heart-shaped leaves near its base. The flowers resemble Snapdragons, with a sharp spike protruding from the bottom. Their off-white colour with a rich yellow centre has earned them the common nickname “Butter and Eggs”. 
 
Here is a fact sheet provided by the Alberta Invasive Species Council

Yellow Toadflax Image from Alberta Invasive Species Council 

Legacy is a non-profit charity. Your tax-deductible donations make our work for land conservation possible. If you would like to support our work, please click the Donate Now button to make an online donation. Or mail your cheque to Legacy Land Trust Society at the address below.

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