All invited to The Great Rip Off in Uplands Park. Oct 19 & 20, 2019 from 1-4. Ripping off the English Ivy. Family friendly. Meet at Beach Drive entrance to Cattle Point. Hosted by the Friends of Uplands Park. Tools, gloves, and instructions provided. See poster for details.
Poster by Margaret Lidkea.
RAKE the CHIPS
Sunday September 8
1 to 3pm
Meet at Dorset entrance by Lincoln Road
Bring your leaf rake and help rake the wood chips of the invasive Norway Maple. Oak Bay Parks staff removed many of the invasive maples that were totally blocking the sun so that the only plants left alive underneath were the invasive English ivy, evergreen Daphne and Himalayan blackberry. Even some of the blackberry couldn’t survive. Habitat for rats.
Willows studentshave been restoring this area by removing ivy and planting native species. A large meadow awaits more planting by these wonderful students and teachers this fall. The wood chips will hinder these plants and seeds from growing.
We have some rakes available.
Contact: Margaret Lidkea, 250-595-8084