We will be visiting one of our private covenants called Ruby Creek to plant native species near the creek and remove invasive species with a multi-day workshop on riparian restoration with professional Dave Polster. Come on out to get your boots dirty and spend some time with interesting people!
This event is hosted in partnership with Volunteer Victoria and University of Victoria for Project Serve Day. We are especially looking for experienced Habitat Acquisition Trust volunteers with vehicles who can help by picking up students from UVIC for carpooling for Sept 30th.
Schedule: Pick-up at UVIC would be 11:15, volunteering starts at 11:45, a lunch break at 1:30 - 2:00 pm, and return to UVIC/drop-off would be after the event ends at 4:30 pm. For those that wish to volunteer only during the planting and offer rideshares on Sept 30th participation is free.
To participate in the multiday workshop a small fee to cover costs of organizationa and leading will be charged.
Multiday workshop schedule:
Sept 28ths: Full day invasive plant removal along planting area with introductiont to the site and ongoing restoration there.
Sept 29th: 9 am - 12 pm removal of invasive plants (toxic Daphne Laureola, Himalayan Blackberry, English Holly and other species) and 1 pm - 4 pm talk on riparian restoration with professional Dave Polster
Sept 30th: 9 am - 11:45 am workshop talk with Dave Polster continues, 11:45 - 4 pm hands-on workshop portion: riparian planting for slope stabilization and live-staking using native plants