Plant a Seed, Restore the Wetland

Event Details

September 19th, 2018, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Chase Woods Nature Preserve, British Columbia
Habitat Restoration

The Nature Conservancy of Canada and Weedy Wednesday crew would like your help for a special day of wetland restoration at the Chase Woods Nature Preserve. Come take part in a radical transformation, as we work to convert a hay field into a wetland!

If you’d like to carpool to the event, please click here, to add your car or join a ride going to the event. There is also a wait list feature if there isn’t a ride there yet that works for you. Happy carpooling!

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About Chase Woods Nature Preserve

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 Preserve 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

There will be lots to do with harvesting and scattering wetland plant seeds, removing invasive species and planting poplar trees.

Why you will love it

This is our first ever Conservation Volunteers event on this site! The event provides a special opportunity for volunteers to be a part of the radical transformation during its earliest stage.

Questions?

Contact Travis Muir: travis.muir@natureconservancy.ca

Please Note

The Weedy Wednesday crew meets every week, so if you are unable to make this date and are interested in continuing to help, contact the event leader for more information.

People of all fitness levels can participate
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
  • Rubber boots
  • Long pants
  • Long shirt
  • Hat
  • Layers of clothing (light sweater and jacket)
  • Raingear (Weather dependent)
Tools
  • Work gloves and shears (if you prefer to use your own)
Miscellaneous
  • 2 litres of water in a reusable bottle
  • Backpack or day pack
  • Lunch
  • Any necessary medications