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Tuesday, November 15, 2011 | announcements & events

Join a restoration work party in View Royal!

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Students Susan MacIsaac, Camille McIntosh and David Cox removing Scotch broom at the Nanaimo airport (photo courtesy of Malaspina University College RMOT Program)

Join GOERT staff and members in removing invasive plants in View Royal’s new park!
Date: Saturday, November 26, 2011
Time: 10:00am-12:30pm and 1:00-3:30pm (come for one session, or stay all day).
Location: in View Royal (near Victoria) on the corner of Watkiss Way and West Burnside Road
What to bring: warm clothing (and rain gear just in case), proper shoes, a water bottle, comfortable work gloves (if you have them). Optional: Secateurs or loppers.

We will have equipment on site. Training and refreshments will be provided!
Come help remove invasive alien plants from the Garry Oak woodland in a newly-protected natural areas park in View Royal. GOERT has been working with the Town of View Royal to create a restoration plan for this park. Now you can be part of the inaugural volunteer work party to restore the park’s Garry Oak ecosystems. Meet fellow GOERT volunteers and members, enjoy refreshments, and be the first to remove invasive plants at ‘Burnside Corners Park’.
Parking is available along the street and off Watkiss Way on Talcott Road. Please leave pets and small children at home.
To register, please email info@goert.ca or call us at 250-383-3427.
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Garry Oak Ecosystems: In all of Canada, Garry Oak and associated ecosystems occur only on southeastern Vancouver Island (Victoria area to the Comox Valley), on the Gulf Islands and in two isolated areas in the Fraser Valley. Today, only about one per cent of these ecosystems remain in near-natural condition in the Capital Regional District.

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