Monthly Archives: October 2016

EcoBlitz 2016 – North Avalon Restoration Site

Thanks to our wonderful volunteers who came out for Sunday’s EcoBlitz at the North Avalon Restoration Site at the east end of Burnaby Lake. We are so grateful for the George Ross Legacy Grant of $4000 we received to purchase new tools and 218 native species:

  • Douglas fir (Pseudotsuga menziesii)
  • Western hemlock (Tsuga heterophylla)
  • Western redcedar (Thuja plicata)
  • Red alder (Alnus rubra)
  • Big leaf maple (Acer macrophyllum)
  • Dull Oregon-grape (Mahonia aquifolium)
  • Red huckleberry (Vaccinium parvifolium)
  • Salmonberry (Rubus spectabilis)
  • Sword fern (Polystichum munitum)
  • Indian plum (Oemlaria cerasiformis)
  • Black twinberry (Lonicera involucrata)
  • Beaked hazelnut (Corylus cornuta)
  • Lady fern (Athyrium filix-femina)
  • Hooker’s fairybell (Disporum hookeri)
  • Thimbleberry (Rubus parviflorus)

Mother Nature obviously approves as the weather was perfect for our planting and we completed the task under dry skies.

We ❤️ our volunteers!


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Due to the impending storm warnings, we have revised our EcoBlitz schedule.  Please RSVP to help us plan for supplies. Thank you! Click on the event images for full details.

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SUNDAY, OCTOBER 16, 1-4 pm will now meet at the Nature House on Piper Avenue and we’ll plant native species along Piper Spit where we have already cleared blackberry and other invasive plants.

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 23, 9 am to 12 pm will now be the North Avalon Restoration Site planting.

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