Chase Woods Clean Up

Event Details

June 20th, 2018, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Chase Woods Nature Reserve, British Columbia
Habitat Restoration

Nature Conservancy of Canada and the Weedy Wednesday crew would like your help for a day of restoration at the Chase Woods Nature Reserve. There will be lots to do with cleaning up downed branches, removal of invasive species and providing suitable growing habitat by laying down mulch for native species.

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About Chase Woods Nature Reserve

Harbouring an intact example of the old-growth coastal Douglas-fir forests that once dominated southeastern Vancouver Island, Chase Woods is located on Mt Tzouhalem in the Cowichan Valley. The preserve is home to a number of rare species and habitat types, including the globally imperilled Garry oak plant community, as well as spectacular cliffs and important wetlands. NCC acquired the Chase Woods Nature Reserve 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 lend a hand by cleaning up downed branches and moving wood from the trails, removing invasive Himalayan blackberry and reed canary grass. Once the weeding is complete, a layer of mulch will be put down.

Why you will love it

You will get a chance to help preserve the coastal Douglas-fir forests which are among the rarest ecosystems in British Columbia. This will also be a great opportunity to get to know some of the Weedy Wednesday crew, a dedicated volunteer group that are committed to the conservation of the Cowichan Garry Oak Preserve and Chase Woods Nature Reserve.

Questions?

Contact Travis Muir: travis.muir@natureconservancy.ca

Please Note

The Weedy Wednesday crew meets every week so don't hesitate to ask if you are unable to make this date, or are interested in continuing to help!

Moderate fitness level required
No toilets on site
Carpooling can be arranged
All tools will be provided by NCC
Water and snacks will be provided
Item Checklist

While we do our best to provide you with the tools you need to participate, please bring the following items if you have them:

Clothes
  • Close-toed footwear
  • Layer of clothing (light sweater and jacket)
  • Long sleeved shirt
  • Long pants
  • Sun hat
  • Sunglasses
  • Rain gear
Tools
  • Gloves and loppers (if you prefer to use your own)
Miscellaneous
  • Lunch
  • 2 Litre of water in a reusable bottle
  • Any necessary medications