The Greater Victoria Green Team organized a youth activity at Portage Park in View Royal. We removed English ivy and a few holly and daphne shrubs from this lovely forest! Without intervention, these invasive species would shade out native species, choke the trees and greatly reduce biodiversity. Thanks to years of intervention by students Shoreline Middle School and the Greater Victoria Green Team, this park is supporting more native biodiversity. A special thanks to Chris Junck, the Restoration Specialist with the Parks and Recreation Department at the Town of View Royal who helped organize and supervise the activity.
Thank-you to all of the Students and Teachers from Shoreline Middle School for participating!
Thank-you very much to the Town of View Royal for partnering with us and contributing to our Green Team activities and for recognizing the importance of collaboration in community engagement and ecological restoration!
- In total 87 students and 5 teachers participated and contributed 92 volunteer hours.
- We removed 6 cubic metres of invasive plants!
- Students patrolled deep into the forest to clip climbing ivy from many trees in the inner canopy which had been missed by previous work parties.
- Mayor David Screech Came to visit us!