Local Invasive Removal Oct. 17 & 18

Saturday October 17: 10 to 12

I will be clearing along the trail that branches from the Centennial Trail and heads to the driveway to Beach Drive.  We got started last Saturday – lots to do!  I’ll  be there by 10 am.  Join me if you can!!  Christina

Sunday October 18: 1 to 3

Dorset entrance near Beach Drive follow the flags
Join Friends of Uplands Park to remove invasive plants in the Willows School Restoration area. Oak Bay Parks has removed many more invasive trees in the area so it is very big.Chose what you want to do and use our safe equipment.  Laughter and chatting are essential even though we are socially distant.  This is a perfect activity for Covid blues.

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Thanksgiving Restoration in Oak Bay Parks

ANDERSON HILL Saturday October 10th, 10a to 12p

We have finished clearing on the slope down from the Centennial Trail before the fork to Beach Drive! So this Saturday we will be going back up the slope to clear some growback of ivy and daphne from 2-3 years ago.  Very easy work.  It’s looking wonderfully open through the oaks now. I’ll be there by 10 am on Sat. Oct 10.  Join if you can. Christina JD 250-208-5720

UPLANDS PARK Sunday October 11th, 1p to 3p

Meet at the Dorset entrance near Beach Drive or if you are late, follow the flags. Tools provided… wear your own gloves or borrow ours that have been quarantined. The area is even larger with more invasive Norway maples being removed by Parks. Lots of Daphne that needs you to remove it.  
Norway maple has invaded Quebec’s sugar maple forests. It looks like a sugar maple but makes a latex in the leafy petiole that can poison insects and pollinators.
Join Friends of Uplands Park and enjoy the outdoors chatting and laughing with people, while being physically distant and feeling good about restoring the endangered Garry Oak Ecosystem.