The Greater Victoria Green Team organized a community and environmental activity at Perimeter Park in Colwood. We removed Himalayan blackberry and Scotch broom from this meadow that looks out onto the Salish Sea. Without intervention, these invasive species would take over and limit the amount of native wildflowers and shrubs that bloom in the spring time. Thanks to years of intervention by the Greater Victoria Green Team, this park is supporting more native biodiversity and is helping native species adapt to climate change by reducing competition and allowing space for them to migrate. A special thank you to Gord Beauvillier, the Foreman of Parks at the City of Colwood who helped coordinate this activity.
Thank-you to everyone for participating: Axl, Artem, Olga, Kerry, Fletcher, Audrey, Tristan M, Tristan N, Chloe, Carmina, Rosana, Mieka, Judy, Lori, Allan, Ashton and Councillor Gordie Logan!
Thank-you very much to the City of Colwood for partnering with us and contributing to our Green Team activities and for recognizing the importance of collaboration in community engagement and ecological restoration!
Thanks to Victoria News for covering our event and helping spread the word about our community work!
- In total 17 volunteers participated and contributed 51 volunteer hours.
- 9 volunteers were introduced to Perimeter Park, while 1 volunteer had never removed invasive species before!
- We removed 15 cubic metres of invasive plants!
- Councillor Gordie Logan come out to participate!
- We found part of an antler beneath the bushes!
- Previous GVGT event at this park:
Before and After
Community Members in Action
Volunteers Enjoying In-kind Gifts from Swedethings (Swedish dish cloth) and Tru Earth (laundry sheets)
“It accomplishes useful restoration work. It is an encouragement and help to other restoration groups – especially small projects with limited people and resources. It builds community pride and a sense of responsibility for the natural areas in ones community. It promotes mental well-being by putting people outdoors in a positive activity.” – Judy
“(I enjoyed) the conversations with the other volunteers. The sense of accomplishment.” – Lori