Annual Ivy Broom Bash

Event Location: 

Meet at the Uplands Park Entrance on Beach Drive

Event Date: 
Saturday, October 14, 2017 - 1:00pm to Sunday, October 15, 2017 - 3:00pm
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Saturday October 14th and Sunday October 15th: 1-5pm

We are trying to remove invasive plants and to reduce the Fire Load in Uplands Park. There are several plants including regular invasive plants but also invasive trees like European Elm, European Ash, English Hawthorn, Norway Maple and others that produce more biomass that we are removing each year. This causes concern because of the potential wildfires in the park that may spread to residential homes. Many of these trees are gradually being removed by Oak Bay Parks. We need your help to remove invasive bushes like Daphne and other destructive plants like English Ivy.

Please help us to remove invasive plants this year. You are welcome to join us any Sunday from 1 to 3pm for the No Ivy League that starts this Sunday and goes until the end of November. This is an excellent opportunity to help your community and your natural environment, the globally endangered Garry Oak Ecosystem. Families benefit from getting outdoors together and having lots of fun. Students can earn their volunteer hours by participating.

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