Re: November 30-2013 “Ivy Off the Oaks” Event:
THANK YOU FROM THE FRIENDS OF UPLANDS PARK:
Despite the rain, 26 people participated for 51 hours of volunteer work!!! This will help the Oak Bay Parks Department to apply for a federal Habitat Stewardship Project grant. It was especially lovely to see 5 Oak Bay Secondary School members of their Environment Club participate and having a good time. And the Tolias family with their 2 little ones creating their sense of place in the natural environment.
Thank you also to Isabel Cordua-von Specht for picking up several large bags of dog poo in this area of Uplands Park. She also asks people she sees in the park with dogs to please remove the bags and to take another doggie bag that someone has left behind. Such a positive approach!
Kathleen has posted photographs of the event at https://friendsofuplandspark.wordpress.com/2013/12/02/friends-of-uplands-park-ivy-removal-impressive-november-30-2013/
As Kevin Webber (our Ivy Event organizer) says, please join us again in invasive plant removals and also at our programs and celebrations during the year, that will be posted on the website.
Grade 12 students looking for a volunteer opportunity to complete the Grade 12 requirements can contact FOUP to arrange for the hours needed. Please phone Margaret at 250-595-8084…FOUP has the tools, expertise and the permission from our partner, Oak Bay Parks.
Photos from Margaret of Volunteers from the Oak Bay Secondary School Environment Club :