Purple Loosestrife Pull

Event Details

July 26th, 2018, 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Campbell River Estuary, British Columbia
Habitat Restoration

Team up with Nature Conservancy of Canada and Greenways Land Trust stewardship staff as we battle the pesky purple loosestrife, an invasive plant species on the Campbell River Estuary. This is an opportunity, to not only witness how much change can be made with conservation efforts, but to also be a part of it! Following the invasive species removal we will demonstrate how to use the iNaturalist app and conduct a mini bioblitz (species inventory).

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About Campbell River Estuary

Once a heavily industrialized site, the Campbell River Estuary has undergone a dramatic transformation back into an area of rich diversity and beauty. The Nature Conservancy of Canada and our partners have worked to restore a significant part of the estuary, including the Baikie Island Nature Reserve and the Ocean Blue conservation area. Today the estuary provides salt marsh, freshwater, and riparian habitat that supports all five Pacific salmon species, as well as cutthroat trout, and migrating birds. It is a popular nature destination for the community, and offers opportunities for volunteers to contribute to the ongoing restoration efforts through invasive species management and native vegetation planting.

What you will be doing

Volunteers will be helping by hand-pulling purple loosestrife on the Campbell River Estuary.

Why you will love it

Volunteers will have the opportunity to learn the history and the ongoing efforts which have helped in the radical restoration of this severely industrialized site. Volunteers will also learn how to use the iNaturalist app, a simple but powerful tool that can be readily used for citizen science.


Contact Travis Muir: travis.muir@natureconservancy.ca

Please Note

If you have a smartphone or iPad, please bring it to use during the bioblitz. We will be using the iNaturalist app to identify species.

People of all fitness levels can participate
Out house/ bearbox
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:

  • Gumboots
  • Long pants
  • Long-sleeved shirt
  • Layers of clothing (light sweater and jacket)
  • Sun hat
  • Rain gear (just in case)
  • Gloves (if you prefer to use your own)
  • Smartphone or Ipad
  • 2 Litre of water in a reusable bottle
  • Backpack or day pack
  • Any necessary medications