Invasive Species Removal – Volunteers Wanted

The City Stream Watch program is looking for volunteers to help remove dog-strangling vine from the shorelines of Green’s Creek and Sawmill Creek. Dog-strangling vine (also called pale swallowwort) is an extremely aggressive plant that is rapidly spreading, eliminating native plants and changing the shoreline ecosystem.

This volunteer opportunity not only provides hands-on removal of the invasive vine, but also provides an excellent opportunity to learn about different invasive species and their effects on our local environment.

All necessary equipment is provided; however we suggest volunteers bring drinking water, snacks, sunscreen and a hat. There is no cost. An on-site lunch is provided thanks to the generosity of the Monterey Inn Resort and Conference Centre. If you would like a sandwich, please be sure to register by email a week in advance before the event. Register by emailing your name and which location you prefer to citystreamwater@rvca.ca. Once registration is complete, a meeting location will be sent out to all participants.

WHEN AND WHERE:

Sawmill Creek at Heron Park
Saturday, August 8th, 2009
9:00am to 2:00pm

Please bring: Drinking water, snacks, sunscreen/hat.

For more information or to register, contact:
Julia Sutton – City Stream Watch Coordinator
citystreamwatch@rvca.ca
613-692-3571 extension 1180
http://www.rvca.ca/programs/streamwatch/index.html

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Posted on August 5, 2009, in Sawmill Creek. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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