Weedy Wednesday at the Cowichan Garry Oak Preserve

Event Details

March 13th, 2019, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Cowichan Garry Oak 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. Every Wednesday a variety of hands-on stewardship activities take place at the Cowichan Garry Oak Preserve, a living laboratory that is considered one of the best examples of deep soil Garry oak ecosystems left in Canada. New volunteers are always welcome to join the dedicated Weedy Wednesday group.

Weedy Wednesday is an excellent opportunity to learn restoration tips and tricks from long-term stewards of the Cowichan Garry Oak Preserve and become part of a welcoming community of nature lovers and restoration experts.

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About Cowichan Garry Oak Preserve

The Cowichan Garry Oak Preserve is the Nature Conservancy of Canada’s flagship property in the Cowichan Valley. This 52-acre (21-hectare) preserve is one the last best examples of deep soil Garry oak ecosystem left in Canada. The meadow and woodland portion of the preserve features centuries-old Garry oak trees towering over grassy meadows full of native wildflowers. Dozens of rare and at-risk species thrive here, including many types of bees and butterflies, delicate flowers and small woodland animals.

What you will be doing

Volunteers will lend a hand with a wide range of activities: creating deer exclosures, thinning encroaching conifers, planting shrubs if the ground isn't frozen, and other stewardship tasks.

Why you will love it

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.

Questions?

Contact Travis Muir: travis.muir@natureconservancy.ca

Please Note
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:

Clothes
  • Layers of warm clothing
  • Sturdy closed-toe shoes
  • Rain gear (weather dependent)
Miscellaneous
  • Lunch
  • Reusable water bottle