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Volunteers Needed !!

The following is a list of activities that we are currently seeking volunteers to help us out with.  If you are interested in an activity then please contact the organizer directly. 

Gerald Thom Memorial Garden Redo

Riparian Planting

Water Quality Monitoring

Riparian Maintenance

Our Society thrives on the many hours our volunteers contribute to attaining its goals.  In fact in the last membership year, volunteers contributed over 2,073 hours of effort!

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Gerald Thom Memorial Garden Redo

Our riparian plant demonstration garden at Saywell Park in Lake Cowichan is due for a re-do.  Join the crew as we take the first step in the process which will be weeding and general cleanup. 

When: Mon. Sept . 17th, 9 AM - noon
Where: Saywell Park, Lake Cowichan

Bring:

Shovel, gloves, good shoes/boots.
Contact:

Ken Traynor

Email:ken.traynor@gmail.com

Phone: 250-932-9324

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Riparian Planting

Join the CSSP crew as we refresh the riparian zone at Lakeview Park.  This is a great opportunity to meet with riparian experts and learn what plants grow best in different parts of the riparian zone.

If you are interested please contact the leaders to confirm your participation!

When: Mon. Aug. 27th, 9 AM - noon
Where: Lakeview Park (click here for directions)

Bring:

Shovel, gloves, good shoes/boots, appropriate sun protection.
Contact:

Diana Gunderson

Email:dianamarie@shaw.ca

Phone: 250-749-3335
 

Christine Brophy

Email: christinebrophy22@gmail.com

Phone: 1-250-668-7859

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Water Quality Monitoring

Throughout the summer, we regularly do tests for the quality of the water in the Lake.  If you are interested in being involved, please contact:

George de Lure georgede@shaw.ca

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Riparian Maintenance

Time and Duration: spring/summer/fall, as little or as much as you wish

This activity involves doing maintenance in riparian areas that we have rehabilitated under the Cowichan Shoreline Stewardship Project.  Typical activities involve removal of invasive plants (e.g. blackberry) and watering or fertilizing of native plants.  All sites are local to Lake Cowichan, you may have to arrange your own transportation however we do encourage car pooling.

If you are interested or wish more information, please contact:

Jean Atkinson jean.atkinson@ufv.ca

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