THANK YOU to Local Businesses for Supporting Restoration Work!

Friends of Uplands Park thank the Oak Bay Home hardware Store and the Ross Bay Home hardware Store for their generous discounts to purchase gloves, loppers and saws for restoration.   Local schools who will benefit from this include:

  • Monterey Middle School
  • Ecole Willows Elementary
  • Ecole Margaret Jenkins School
  • St. Patricks School
  • Christ Church Cathedral School
  • St. Michaels University School
  • Glenlyon Norfolk School 

Students will be working in Uplands Park, Anderson Hill Park, Trafalgar Park and Walbran Park.

Please remember to support businesses that contribute to our communities and our schools.

Restoration Opportunities in Oak Bay Parks throughout October

Parks are extremely important in many ways, to our community and to the health of our park visitors.  Please consider helping to remove weeds with us and MAKING A DIFFERENCE. 

Covid rules apply and equipment is provided along with information about the globally endangered Garry Oak Ecosystem.In appreciation of your support,Margaret Lidkea, President of FOUP mlidkea@shaw.ca

Friday October 8 and 15 10:30 to 11:30  Meet Margaret at Cattle Pt by the Marine Kiosk.  You can help remove English ivy in an area of Fawn lilies smothered by ivy.

Saturday October 9 10 to noon Meet Christina Johnson-Dean on Anderson Hill.  Check our website for more information  friendsofuplandspark.org

Saturday October 9 1 to 3 pm  Meet Margaret on Dennison Road at the entrance to Walbran Park.  We will be removing invasive toxic Daphne laureola so that young St. Michaels students can remove the English ivy underneath it.

Sunday October 10  Cancelled for Thanksgiving…remember to give thanks for our natural environments.

Saturday Oct 16, 23, 30  10 to noon Meet  Christina Johnson-Dean on Anderson Hill.  Check our website for more information:   friendsofuplandspark.org

Saturday October 16 1 to 3 pm  Meet Margaret on Dennison Road at the entrance to Walbran Park.  We will be removing invasive toxic Daphne laureola so that young St. Michaels students can remove the English ivy underneath it.

Sunday October 17, 24, 31 1 to 3 pm  Meet FOUP at the Dorset entrance to Uplands Park, nearest Beach Drive.  Help remove weeds in the newly created meadow that Willows students have helped to restore.  The birds and insects love it as a restaurant!

Sunday October 31 10 to noon Meet Jacquie Bird of Friends of Bowker Creek behind Oak Bay Secondary School.

BIRDING WITH GEOFFREY NEWELL…  the last weekend in October…check our website for more information.

TREE APPRECIATION DAY IS SUNDAY NOVEMBER 7.  10 to noon Bowker Creek Planting of riparian native species will be done to help restore the creek in preparation for the salmon introduction in February.  Talk to the experts and enjoy refreshments.