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Colwood Creek at Brookes May 30, 2019

Published on June 4, 2019 under GVGT in Action

The Greater Victoria Green Team organized an invasive plant removal event at Brookes Westshore school with 60 students, teachers and community members! The goal is to engage students in hands-on education while restoring this important habitat!

Thank-you to everyone for participating: students and teachers of Brookes Westshore, and our community GVGT volunteers: Connie, Steve, Gongheng, Hu, Yinchuo.

Thank you very much to Brookes Westshore for partnering with the Green Teams. Thank you for recognizing the importance of collaboration and partnership! Your support made it all possible.

Thank you to our in-kind sponsors for providing thank-you gifts to our volunteers: LUSH for providing lots of goodies! Granola bars were donated by the awesome Nature’s Path



  • 60 volunteers participated, including 55 students and teachers from Brookes Westshore and contributed 65 volunteer hours!
  • 50 volunteers had never remove Spurge-laurel before
  • We removed 4 cubic metres Spurge-laurel
  • We cleared an area of habitat approx. 200 square metres

Before and After photos






Volunteers in Action