Community Projects 2022

Upcoming Opportunities!
Scots Pine Thinning at the Uxbridge Countryside Preserve

Date: Saturday November 26, 2022
Time: 9:00 am to 12:00 Noon, rain or shine. Sign in at 8:45 am
Location: Uxbridge Countryside Preserve Main Parking Lot (12 Welwood Drive, behind Walmart)

Download the flyer here for more details, or please contact  Don Cook at 905-852-9181 ext 506 or

Call for Plywood for Snake Monitoring

NDN is helping Ontario Nature with a snake survey in Uxbridge! For the survey we need 24 untreated 1/4 inch plywood  2 x 4 foot pieces. If you have any old plywood that we can use that would be great! We hope to set up the snake habitat this fall.

Contact Derek if you can help. Thanks in advance!

Uxbridge Community Nest Box Program

We coordinate the maintenance and monitoring of nest boxes in open areas around the community, providing homes for cavity nesting birds such as Eastern Bluebirds and Tree Swallows. Explore the map below to see our box locations:

Invasive Plants Management

  • Annually thinning of Scots Pine by volunteers occurs in the Uxbridge Countryside Preserve to maintain the meadow habitat
  • InOctober 2021 20 Dog Strangling vine plants were dug out and replaced with 10 Prairie Cinquefoil and 10 Hairy Beardtongue in the UCP
  • Phragmites (Common Reed) education and some removal has been done in the past in Scugog and Uxbridge
  • Next session - November 26, 2022 Scots Pine thinning at the Uxbridge Countryside Preserve - meet at 8:45 am. See top of page for details

Native Plants

Native Planting at the Uxbridge Countryside Preserve
  • North Durham Nature members Derek Connelly James Kamstra, Mark Humphrey and trail volunteer Norine Blyth planted 70 native grasses and 25 wildflowers in the Uxbridge Countryside Preserve the morning of Sunday May 29, 2022. This restoration will help compete with the invading exotics. Autumn olive shrubs from China were found growing in one planting area. Anyone interested in helping maintain these natural areas can contact Derek Connelly at
  • NDN has previously participated in native plantings at the Fields of Uxbridge in conjunction with Uxbridge Rotary, as well as the Uxbridge Countryside Preserve with the 1st Uxbridge Scouts

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