UPLANDS PARK with Friends of Uplands Park
Sunday November 1: 1 to 3pm 
Meet at the Dorset entrance near Beach Drive and follow the flags. Safe tools and gloves provided. Get outside, work off some Hallowe’en calories and enjoy a social event while helping nature.

ANDERSON HILL with Christina Johnson-Dean
Saturday October 31: 10 to 12noon
Christina will be on the trail forking south off the Centennial Trail that goes to the driveway to Beach Dr this Sat Oct 31 by 10 am. Join her if you can!! Christina JD 250-208-5720

Check out our new native plants on Earn St where the Centennial Trail comes up from Transit Rd and meets Island Rd. Lots of red flowering currant, ferns, hare grass, columbines, wild strawberry, yarrow, new oak trees, and hidden underground are camas bulbs. 
Meanwhile we clear more ivy along the trail on Wed. and Thu am with Monterey Middle School.

PS Thanks to Oak Bay Parks, Chris Hyde-Lay, Wylie Thomas (organizing the plants), Trees Canada and Schneider Electric for all their contributions to beautify and naturalize the boulevard and trail edges!

Outdoor Social Bonding Restoration in Parks

Saturday Oct 24 – 10 am  ANDERSON HILL
Clearing ivy along the trail to Beach Dr. forking off from the Centennial Trail on the south slope.  Join us if you can.  If you have questions or get lost, call Christina JD 250-208-5720.

Sunday Oct 25 – 1 to 4 pm BOWKER CREEK
Help Friends of Bowker Creek remove invasive plants in the creek area behind Oak Bay High School.  Safe tools provided.  Wear your own gloves or borrow ours.

Sunday Oct 25 – 1 to 3 pm UPLANDS PARK
Join Friends of Uplands Park at the Dorset Road entrance near Beach Drive.  If you are late, follow the flags.  The large area planted last fall has been expanded by the removal by Oak Bay Parks of more invasive trees.  Become calm and happy in nature as you help the endangered Garry Oak Ecosystem by removing invasive Daphne laureola, also known as  “the stinky rat food plant”.  Lots of chatting, laughter and safe tools and gloves provided. Please email Margaret if you plan to come.