Date: Saturday, April 22, 10 am to noon
Uplands Park in Oak Bay has one of the highest concentrations of species at risk in Canada. It also has a massive invasive species problem, and is heavily used by tourists and residents. As such, it's been subject to a variety of restoration efforts for several years. Most recently, in addition to significant volunteer group efforts, mechanical and chemical invasive plant control has been lead by Wylie Thomas using funding he acquired from the federal Habitat Stewardship Program and District of Oak Bay.
Wylie Thomas will lead us on a tour through the park to explain the various methods used and their effectiveness. He will also show us some of the emerging species at risk, and discuss the many challenges the park faces.
This tour will be of interest to those engaged in invasive species control and/or restoration work, and those interested in plant species at risk. It's also just a lovely place to walk.
Meet at the first parking lot on your right once you enter Scenic Drive (to Cattle Point) from Beach Drive (see map). Parking is also available along Beach Drive, near the entrance to Scenic Drive (but please don't park on the grass).
Registration is limited to 20 people.
To register, please go to Branches - Victoria & Islands and select the event. (You must login to register) Guests are welcome.