Make an Impact, Donate Today!

Uplands Park February 8, 2020

Published on February 14, 2020 under GVGT in Action

The Greater Victoria Green Team co-organized a stewardship activity with the Friends of Uplands Park. We worked to remove Carpet Burweed, Daphne and English Ivy.

THANK YOU

Thank-you to everyone for participating: Andre, Barbara, Brandon, Celine, Colleen, Diana, Emily, Ethan, Eva, Hannah, Helena, Jan, Jenn, Jory, Julian, Kaley, Luisa, Melina, Mieka, Richard, Rosanna, Sarah, Siena, Steven and Suzanne.

Thank-you very much to the District of Oak Bay for contributing funds to our activities in your municipality and for recognizing the importance of collaboration in community engagement and ecological restoration!

Join ongoing restoration volunteer activities in Uplands Park with the Friends of Uplands Park HERE

PHOTO ALBUM FROM THE EVENT IS FOUND HERE

Highlights

  • In total, 25 volunteers participated and contributed 79 volunteer hours.
  • 11 volunteers had never been Uplands Park before, while 24 had never removed Carpet Burweed before!
  • We removed 4 cubic metres of invasive plants from an area measuring approximately 200 square metres
  • Join us at the Camas Day (volunteer party) on March 3!

What people shared about their experience

We made a huge impact on the invasive in the areas we were working in, lots of motivated people can do a lot of good in a short amount of time. I think we had a community impact as well, in helping create a relationship with the land and even in informing curious park patrons about invasive plants they didn’t know about.

This program is excellent on two fronts: creating a sense of community and environmental stewardship.

Volunteers in Action