Volunteers needed for Garry oak conservation project
As some of us decide what plants to put in the soil for spring -- others will be pulling plants out of the ground.
A month-long restoration project is underway of a rare and critically endangered ecosystem.
BC's Garry oak ecosystem is home to rare species and important pollinators - but it's also under continued threat.
Less than five per cent of the original eco-system remains. What remains is under serious threat from invasive species.
This month, the Nature Conservancy of Canada is working with Victoria groups on a month-long conservation marathon to restore the Garry oak ecosystem.
Lesley Neilson - the BC Communications and Engagement Manager - says conditions are perfect right now to remove certain plants..*
"Species like Scotch Broom or English Ivy or Laurel. They're invasive because they grow aggressively, and choke out the native plants and wildflowers. February is a wet month; it's a lot easier to pull the weeds out when the ground is wet.'
If you would like to take part, click here: natureconservancy.ca