Invasive species spread tackled in Langford

Westshore Watershed Society looking for more volunteers

The Westshore Watershed Society started its yearly tackle with invasive species at a recent Scotch broom pull at Langford Lake.

Along with broom, a team of volunteers removed gorse and blackberry bushes for a large area overlooking the Ed Nixon trail and boardwalk at the western end of the lake.

There’s lots to go yet, say organizers, and several more work weekends are planned through the fall. Volunteers will also be planting seedling Douglas fir trees and other shrubs in the area.

By ridding these areas of invasive species the idea is to increase numbers of native plants, birds and animals. The project is being undertaken in conjunction with one that involves the installation of native plant and animal information signs along local walking trails.

Anyone interested in volunteering or donating plants, machine time or money is asked to contact the society through Ian McKenzie at bilston@islandnet.com.

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