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Esquimalt Gorge Park November 16, 2019

Published on November 18, 2019 under GVGT in Action

The Greater Victoria Green Team organized an invasive plant removal activity in Esquimalt Gorge Park! We worked to remove large patches of blackberry and ivy growth. In one area we uncovered some native shrubs and a big and beautiful old-growth Douglas fir stump!

THANK YOU

Thank-you to everyone for participating: Robyn and Grace and Josiah (and their two cousins), Braidon, Carolyn, Celeste, Chris, Emily, Jan, Japser, Kurt, Makayla, Richard, Riley, Sandy, Scott and Steven.

Thank-you very much to the Township of Esquimalt for contributing funds to this activity and making it possible for us to engage community the care of your parks!

PHOTO ALBUM FROM THE EVENT IS FOUND HERE

Highlights

  • In total, 19 volunteers participated and contributed 51 hours!
  • We removed 8 cubic metres Blackberry and English Ivy from an area measuring approximately 200 square metres
  • We introduced 5 people to Esquimalt Gorge Park, while 4 were introduced to removing invasive ivy.
  • Volunteers came from the following municipalities: 5 right from Esquimalt (3 of them walked!), 4 from Victoria, 4 from Saanich, 3 from Colwood and 1 from Oak Bay.

Before and After photos

  

  

  

  

  

  

Volunteers in Action