Category Archives: Ivy Removal

Cattle Point Invasives Removal – Thank You to Volunteers – 2015-02-22

Another lovely day at Cattle Point for Friends of Uplands Park Volunteers on Sunday February 22, 2015. Thank you to our volunteers.

Margaret Likkea reports that on Sunday, February 22, 2015, 27 people worked mainly on ivy and Daphne for 58 hours. This included 10 UVic students and several Glenlyon students. People worked very hard and removed so much! We will work in this area again next Sunday, March 1, 2015, with the Green Team.

Here are some photo taken by Wylie Thomas.

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Uplands Park – February 2015 Events to Remove Carpet Burweed, Ivy & Daphne

2015 Feb 15, 22 Invasive removal posterBring your friends, family, loppers, pruners and gloves to help the endangered Garry Oak Ecosystems of Uplands Park! No experience needed and tools will be provided for those in need. Refreshments.

Sunday February 15, 2015 and Sunday February 22 [1 to 4 pm]

Meet at the lower parking lot of Cattle Point

2015 Feb 15, 22 Invasive removal poster

Uplands Park Invasive Plant Removal Event – Ivy Off the Oaks – Sunday, November 30-2014 1:00pm – 3pm

Please join the Friends of Uplands Park and volunteer to help remove invasive ivy from Uplands Park.
Meet at the lower parking lot at Cattle Point
Sunday, November 30-2014
1:00pm – 3:00pm
2014 Nov 30th FOUP Ivy Poster
PDF of Poster 2014 Nov 30th FOUP Ivy Poster

Thank You Volunteers [and Sunshine] for Ivy Off the Oaks – March 29-2014

The sunshine came out just before 10:00AM on Saturday March 29, 2014, to the delight of a happy group of 25+ volunteers of all ages who came to help pull the Ivy from the Oak Trees along Beach Drive, on the Cattle Point side of Uplands Park. Thank you to Keven Webber, who organized the event on behalf of the Friends of Uplands Park . Thank you to all our Friends of Uplands Park volunteers who so enthusiastically ans efficiently created huge piles of Ivy for pick up by Oak Bay Parks. Here are some of the photos.

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“Ivy Off the Oaks” Invasive Removal Happening @ Uplands Park on March 29-2014

Invitation:  The Friends of Uplands Park invites you to our 2nd “Ivy Off the Oaks” Invasive Removal Happening.ivy Pull Poster March 29-2014 Screen shot 2014-02-27 at 9.57.14 AM

Place: Uplands Park – Meet at the Entrance to Cattle Point, Oak Bay
Date: Saturday March 29-2014
Time: 10am – 1pm

Bring your friends, family, clippers, loppers, and hand-saws to Uplands Park, to help participate in an invasive ivy removal event in the heart of one of Canada’s most endangered ecosystems!  No experience required!  Training and tools will be provided for all those in need. Laughter, snacks and refreshments too. “Ivy Off the Oaks” Poster – PDF

Contact Kevin Webber, Friends of Uplands Park Steering Committee Member, at 250-857-7058,

Friends of Uplands Park event, in proud partnership with Oak Bay Parks

[Originally posted on February 27-2014. Re-posted, to remind folks, on March 25, 2014]

“Ivy Off The Oaks” – Volunteer Stats & More Photos

From Margaret Lidkea, Co-Chair of FOUP
Re: November 30-2013 “Ivy Off the Oaks” Event:


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

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 :

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Friends of Uplands Park Ivy Removal Impressive (November 30, 2013)

Kevin Webber, organizer and inspiration for our first Friends of Uplands Park Ivy Removal on November 30-2013 sends his thanks:

Big thanks to those of you who came out in the rain to participate in the ivy removal event today.  I’m impressed by the amount of material we were able to gather and all your hard work has certainly paid off in helping to ensure the ecological integrity of the park. I’m recording the region we worked in, what species were there, what was done, and what remains of the invasives. I look forward to more events with you all in the future!

From Kathleen:  Indeed, a  very successful and fun event. A hard working group enthusiastically took on very intensive workout with the ivy in the gentle drizzle. We also experimented with making ivy wreaths and our intrepid poop scooper picked up an amazing amount of poop in the area of the Midland entrance and this was much appreciated by those of us tromping around removing the ivy. Here are some photos.  I took many more photos but given the drizzle and my preoccupation with hauling tarps of ivy, the settings somehow got changed and many photos are blurred. So please send me photos if you have good ones.

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