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Anderson Hill Park July 4, 2020

Published on July 6, 2020 under GVGT in Action

The Greater Victoria Green Team organized a safe and fun, eco-volunteer activity at Anderson Hill Park in Oak Bay! We removed an area of English Ivy, Daphne and Blackberry to open room for native species to return! We followed careful health and safety guidelines to keep our community safe!

THANK YOU

Thank-you to everyone for participating: Alwyn, Andre, Barbara, Blue, Chris, Dante, Deanna, Elle, Erin, Galaad, Helena, Jacquie, Jennifer, Jenny K, Jill, Julian, Kariss, Karlis, Kurt, Logan, Melina, Meredith, Richard, Riley and Terra.

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

PHOTO ALBUM FROM THE EVENT IS FOUND HERE (morning session) AND HERE (afternoon session)

Highlights

  • In total, over 2 short sessions, 30 volunteers participated and contributed 52 volunteer hours
  • 14 of our GVGT volunteers had never been to Anderson Hill Park before, while 6 had never removed English Ivy before!
  • We removed 7 cubic metres of invasive plants from an area measuring approximately 200 square metres!

Before and After

Volunteer Quotes

Everyone was very motivated and amazingly involved!

It was a wonderful opportunity to be outside in a safe environment, participating with a terrific group of volunteers, in a very well planned event during a challenging time.

(I enjoyed) Being with a group of people involved with the Community and helping with important restoration of a Garry Oak Meadow at Anderson Hill Park

Volunteers in Action (Morning Session)

Volunteers in Action (Afternoon Session)