Caring for Kindwood
June 23rd, 2018, 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Kindwood, British Columbia
Infrastructure / Site Cleanup
Help us check this project off our list! There is a large pile of broom that was extracted from the property this past February that is now dried and ready to be removed from the Kindwood conservation area. With a few helping hands, we’ll finish removing the remnants of this invasive species from this spectacular natural site.
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The 72-acre (29-hectare) Kindwood Conservation Area is located in the District of Highlands on Vancouver Island, just north of Victoria. The Kindwood property was acquired as part of the transfer of 26 properties from the Land Conservancy to the Nature Conservancy of Canada in 2015. Kindwood is dominated by Coastal Douglas-fir forests, with rocky Garry oak outcrop ecosystems interspersed throughout. These globally-imperiled ecosystems support disproportionately high levels of biodiversity in comparison to other ecosystems in coastal British Columbia. Rare and endangered species like the peregrine falcon require intact forested habitat, such as that found at Kindwood, for nesting and perching. NCC acquired the Kindwood Conservation Area with the assistance of the Government of Canada’s Natural Areas Conservation Program (NACP), a unique public-private partnership to accelerate the pace of land conservation across southern Canada.What you will be doing
Volunteers will be cutting the broom into manageable pieces and loading them into a truck to be properly disposed of.Why you will love it
This is a great opportunity to explore the Coastal Douglas-fir forest and Garry oak outcrops. You will enjoy lunch with at a great viewpoint overlooking lone tree hill. Following the work, we will go on a nature hike.Questions?
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While we do our best to provide you with the tools you need to participate, please bring the following items if you have them:
- Close-toed footwear
- Long pants
- Layers of clothing (light sweater and jacket)
- Sun hat
- Rain gear
- Gloves and loppers (if you prefer to use your own)
- 1 Litre of water in a reusable bottle
- Any necessary medications