400 new plants in 2 hours!

Planters in the rain.

Planters in the rain.

On Saturday October 29, nineteen hardy BCWS volunteers managed to plant more than 400 native shrubs and trees in just under 2 hours! This was amazing because of the dreary and wet conditions of rain and slippery mud next to the pond.

Some of the plants were red cedar, douglas fir, skunk cabbage, current, and grasses.

 

Planting grasses.

Planting grasses.

The planting was at the newly rehabilitated creek and wetland area below Noel Avenue in Comox, extending to the east in the new pond adjacent to the Phil & Jennie Gaglardi Academy.

The project was overseen by Current Environmental while the Town of Comox provided compost and mulch.

Brooklyn Creek Watershed Society is grateful for everyone’s dedication and hard work; WELL DONE!!

Eastern end of pond looking west.

Eastern end of pond looking west.

A happy planter.

A happy planter.

Wet but satisfied planting volunteers!

Wet but satisfied planting volunteers!

On Friday November 4, students (grades 8-12) from Gaglardi Academy will be planting the remainder of the plants with the assistance of BCWS volunteers. Volunteer here.

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