I am pleased to be posting this follow-up to the August 27th Havenwood Park Community Nature Walk, Lunch and Volunteer Weed Warrior public event. It was a fun and rewarding project.
Here is a slideshow of the activities:
There were numerous people involved in the planning and logistics for this event, but Habitat Acquisition Trust’s (HAT’s) outreach intern (Alicia Butula) played a key and leading role in making this event a succesful one. Way to go Alicia!
There probably aren’t too many executive directors who are willing to devote some of their busy office schedule to join the troops on the front line, but Adam Taylor not only got his hands on some Scotch broom he also led the interpretive nature walk for the event. Kudos to Adam and the other HAT staff involved in this event!
Of course the most important factor in making an event like this so successful is the willingness of volunteers from our community to contribute their time and energy in joining environmental restoration work parties. Havenwood’s Garry Oak ecosystem thanks you!
[My apologies to those who needed to leave a bit early and didn’t have the opportunity to be in the group photo. Next time I’ll remember to take the photo at lunch time.]
The City of Colwood’s park staff have also been involved and very helpful with this project, which included providing a portable toilet and hauling away our BIG pile of scotch broom. City councillors Cynthia Day and Judith Cullington were also instrumental in helping to make this event possible.
So the battle to stop the Scotch Broom invasion in Havenwood Park’s sensitive ecosystems is not over but this event has been a big step forward to that goal!