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Bowker Creek Oak Bay Highschool November 3, 2017

The Greater Victoria Green Team, Bowker Creek Initiative and students from Oak Bay Highschool planted native shrubs along Bowker Creek and removed invasive plants like Reed Canary Grass.

Thank you very much Kitty and Jody who coordinate the Bowker Creek Initiative through the CRD

Thanks to all of the amazing GVGT volunteers for participating: Jill, Trisha, Anna and Anna. Plus Mr. Shrubsole and Mr. Zolbrod for bring your students. A big thanks to all of the 32 Oak Bay high school students for participating!

To find out about future Bowker Creek Initiative activities. Check out THE WEBSITE HERE

CHECK OUT PHOTOS HERE





Highlights

  • In total 47 volunteers participated including 32 youth and contributed 58 volunteer hours (49 GVGT volunteer hours)
  • 38 volunteers had never removed Reed Canary Grass before
  • 22 volunteers had never planted native shrubs before!
  • We planted about 258 native shrub species including himbleberry, Nootka Rose, Evergreen Huckleberry, Saskatoon Berry, Oceanspray, Dogwood, Oregon grape, Indian Plum, Pacific Ninebark, Hardhack, Snowberry, Sword Fern and Red-flowering currant.
  • We removed 1 cubic metre of invasive plants
  • We restored an area measuring approx. 250 square metres
  • There were many crows in the area bathing in the creek
  • Keri, the Oak Bay News reporter attended and captured our event. 2 Oak Bay Highschool students plus Mr. Shrubsole was interviewed!
  • This activity was funded in part by the World Wildlife Fund!

    Check out the Oak Bay News Article and Video HERE

    Thank you all for participating!




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Phyllis Park November 4, 2017 November 7, 2017 10:15 AM Amanda E.
Portage Park November 2, 2017 November 7, 2017 9:41 AM Amanda E.
Bowker Creek Oak Bay Highschool November 3, 2017 November 7, 2017 9:43 AM Amanda E.
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