Rake the Chips at Uplands Park

Event Location: 

Meet at Dorset entrance by Lincoln Road

Event Date: 
Sunday, September 8, 2019 - 1:00pm to 3:00pm
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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 students have 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.

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Contact: Margaret Lidkea, 250-595-8084

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