Good ‘ol Gorse removal at Raymond Goodall

Event Details

March 19th, 2019, 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Raymond M. Goodall Nature Preserve, British Columbia
Habitat Restoration

Take part in the second annual Garry Oak Meadow Marathon and contribute to the ongoing restoration of our endangered Garry oak ecosystems.

The Raymond M. Goodall Nature Preserve needs a helping hand to remove the invasive plants that harm the natural Garry oak habitat on this conservation area. Join the Nature Conservancy of Canada on Salt Spring Island as we tackle the weeds while enjoying this beautiful ecological reserve with spectacular views of Tth’umuqwa (Russell Island). During our lunch break we will be treated to a special talk by acclaimed naturalist, writer and educator — and Salt Spring local — Briony Penn.

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About Raymond M. Goodall Nature Preserve

The Raymond M. Goodall Nature Preserve lies along the south shore of Salt Spring Island. The conservation area spans the shoreline, coastal bluffs and Coastal Douglas-fir forest. These ecosystems support disproportionately high levels of biodiversity in comparison to other ecosystems in coastal British Columbia, contributing significantly to the richness of flora and fauna in the Gulf Islands.

What you will be doing

Volunteers will help in the ongoing restoration efforts on this conservation area. We will be removing gorse and scotch broom, invasive plants that out-competes local native Garry oak ecosystem species.

Why you will love it

This is a special chance to hear Briony Penn speak about her history with conservation and Salt Spring Island. Additionally, volunteers who come to three or more events at different sites from the Garry Oak Meadow Marathon will be entered into a draw to win fabulous nature prizes.


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Please Note

If you are coming from Vancouver Island you will need to catch the 9 a.m. ferry from Swartz Bay.

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:

  • Layers of warm clothing
  • Sturdy closed-toe shoes
  • Rain gear (if necessary)
  • Lunch
  • Reusable water bottle (2L minimum)