Volunteer Day: Scotch Broom Removal at Bodega Ridge

Join us on Friday July 22, 2022 from 10:00am to 2:00pm to remove invasive Scotch Broom (Cytisus scoparius) from Bodega Ridge Provincial Park Trail. We will be meeting at the trail head at the end of Cottage Way at 10:00am. We welcome all ages to join and learn more about restoration. Join the official Facebook Event here: https://fb.me/e/bOCKGOzVR.

We will be cutting the main stem of each individual closest to the ground to reduce the chances of disturbing the soil and causing more to re-sprout. Feel free to bring your own gloves and tools; we will also be providing gear for those that don’t have any.

Scotch Broom is an invasive species that can take over large swaths of land making it hard for the local species to establish and diversify. It has been successful at dominating in the endangered Garry Oak ecosystem reducing many of our beautiful wildflower populations.

If you are running late, head down the trail and you will run into our group. You can also contact Adam Huggins, the GCA Restoration Coordinator at restoration@galianoconservancy.ca / 250-539-2424.

If you cannot make this event, no worries. We have other volunteering opportunities every Thursday (Food Forest Volunteer Day) and Friday (Restoration Volunteer Day). Visit https://galianoconservancy.ca/volunteer/ for more details.