The rain did not deter the Greater Victoria Green Team last Thursday, September 24th. While we work in all kinds of weather, rain is good for freshly planted native shrubs and that’s exactly what volunteers came to do.
Stoneridge Wetland Park is an important green space for View Royal community members and it felt good to contribute to restoring the wetland habitat – a project that has already seen many hours of labor. During the two sessions the GVGT planted over 1,000 plants, about a quarter of the plants destined for the wetland.
Our planting efforts was led by Habitat Restoration Project Coordinator Chris Junck who is incredibly knowledgeable, dedicated and appreciative of the GVGT community.
Thank you to our volunteers: Aaron, Carly, Chris, Robyn, Grace, Josiah, Ilka, Lisa, Cathie, Paul, Simon, Chris and Timmy-Rose. It was wonderful speaking with each of you while we connected (literally) with the land. Your work makes a huge difference in what we are able to accomplish as a community. Thank you.
Thank you to View Royal for your belief in our mission and work. It is because of your support that we are able to engage in work that serves ourselves and our community as much as it serves the land.
A Photo Albums from the day are found here: 1st Session & 2nd Session!
- In total 12 GVGT volunteers came out to help plant over 1,000 plants in Stoneridge Wetland Park. Our efforts totalled more than 28 volunteer hours!
- 6 people were introduced to Stoneridge Wetland Park and 5 people had never planted native species before!
- Volunteers reported feeling welcomed, appreciated, safe and accomplished.
- Thank you to our in-kind sponsors who donated thank you gifts to our community: EarthRated dog poop bags, tea lights from Honey Candles, Lush hard perfume and West Coast Seeds.
GVGT gives people who would like to volunteer but can’t commit to regular sessions the opportunity to volunteer when they can! We love coming out – as long as our backs hold out!
GVGT builds community and preserves a pocket of natural space in an area rapidly being built on by the expanding population – important work!
The GVGT introduced me to a project and natural area I wouldn’t have otherwise heard of. Great people, good work.