Volunteers Needed for Mill Hill Regional Park 7th Annual Broom Bash

Oct 07, 2008

Victoria, BC- Join the growing volunteer team and help restore the Garry Oak ecosystems at Mill Hill Regional Park. The Capital Regional District is seeking volunteers for the 7th annual Mill Hill Broom Sweep taking place on October 25 and November 1. The project involves removing Scotch Broom from the park in order to restore Garry Oak ecosystems, which include resident populations of rare and endangered plants. Scotch Broom is an invasive species and a considerable problem in many regional parks.

“We have a legacy of over 25 years of community involvement through stewardship of the parks. The Mill Hill Broom Sweep is a great opportunity to volunteer and participate in the legacy,” Regional Parks General Manager Lloyd Rushton said. “Our volunteers continually tell us it’s a terrific way to spend an afternoon, working side by side to help restore the habitat of Garry Oak meadows, a treasure well worth protecting.”

The success of the project is the result of the dedicated work of volunteers and staff. To volunteer call 250.478.3344.

The public is also invited to attend the Get Swept Up Over Mill Hill presentation on Wednesday, October 15 at 7pm. Our regional parks’ naturalist is giving a talk on the Mill Hill restoration project. The event will take place in the Wild Rose Room at the University Club, University of Victoria.

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For further information please contact:
Sheila Taylor, Manager, Community Relations
CRD Corporate Communications
Tel: 250.360.3308