Green Teams Canada logo of colourful tree and name of organization

The Greater Victoria Green Team organized a community and environmental activity at Melville Park in Sidney. We planted Douglas-fir, Western Hemlock, Western Red Cedar and Big-leaf Maple trees! This tree planting effort will increase available habitat for multiple species, create more shade, capture carbon, provide more oxygen and beautify the surrounding community. A special thank you to Cliff Halliday the Parks Supervisor who helped organize the activity and to Mike who brought us the trees and helped supervise the activity.


Thank-you to everyone for participating: Ronin, Nellie, Sika, Seamus, Tara, Lyda, Richard, Ray, Chloe, Olivia, Tristan N., Tristan M., Jack, Chad, Karen, Alex, Carmina, Emily, Connor, and Kai!

Thank-you very much to the Town of Sidney for partnering with us and contributing to our Green Team activities and for recognizing the importance of collaboration in community engagement and ecological restoration!

Group Photo!



  • In total 22 volunteers participated and contributed 47 volunteer hours.
  • 16 volunteers were introduced to Melville Park, while 13 volunteers had never planted trees before!
  • We planted over 30 tree saplings!
  • We removed 5 cubic metres of English ivy from Resthaven Island!
  • We were visited by Sidney City Councillors Fallot, Garnet, O’Keeffe and Mayor McNeil-Smith!
  • We were featured on Check News!
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