The Greater Victoria Green Team organized a community and environmental activity in Anderson Hill Park in Oak Bay. We tackled three invasive species including Gorse, English Ivy and Scotch Broom. Before intervention, these species covered the Gary Oak habitat and caused a loss of biodiversity. Thankfully, the GVGT community and years of community involvement prior to our GVGT activities, have been helping to save the native species! Thank you to Oak Bay News for featuring us and helping to recruit participants before the activity. A very special thank you to Christina Johnson-Dean who has been leading stewardship activities in this park for years and also to Chris Hyde-lay, the Parks Manager who provided some great educational and inspirational words to our community.
Thank-you to everyone for participating: Annika, Geneviève, Rick, Eden, Clarisse, Denise, Lauren, William, Gerald, Dianne, Teja, Susan, Tristan N, Tirstan M, Kai, Chloe, Audrey, Olivia, Liam, Bill, Gail and Ian!
Thank-you very much to the District of Oak Bay for partnering with us and contributing to our Green Team activities in Oak Bay and for recognizing the importance of collaboration in community engagement and ecological restoration!
- In total 24 volunteers participated and contributed 72 volunteer hours.
- 12 volunteers were introduced to Anderson Hill, while 12 volunteers had never removed invasive plants before!
- We removed 9 cubic metres of invasive plants!
- Check out the other GVGT activities from Anderson Hill:
Before and After
“Getting rid of invasive weeds noticeably improves the habitat in parks that you work in. It encourages others to work together for the common good of all park users.”
“I enjoyed how everyone was friendly, especially Amanda, who was very welcoming to new people and made Bruce and I feel very welcomed to the group.”
“The people and the site were amazing ?”