Plant a Seed, Restore the Wetland
September 19th, 2018, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Chase Woods Nature Preserve, British Columbia
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!
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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 CanadaWhat 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: email@example.com
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.
While we do our best to provide you with the tools you need to participate, please bring the following items if you have them:
- Rubber boots
- Long pants
- Long shirt
- Layers of clothing (light sweater and jacket)
- Raingear (Weather dependent)
- Work gloves and shears (if you prefer to use your own)
- 2 litres of water in a reusable bottle
- Backpack or day pack
- Any necessary medications