Mill Hill Regional Park 8th Annual Broom Sweep

Sep 10, 2009

Victoria, BC - Come spend an afternoon removing invasive Scotch Broom at scenic Mill Hill Regional Park. Be part of an enthusiastic and fun group of volunteers helping to restore threatened Garry Oak ecosystems, which include resident populations of rare and endangered plants.

“The Capital Regional District is in its eighth year of the Garry Oak ecosystem Restoration Project at the park,” said Regional Parks General Manager Lloyd Rushton. “This project brings passionate community members together with Regional Parks staff under the common goal of preserving this important site. Mill Hill is a treasure worth protecting.”

The long term project is funded by the Government of Canada Habitat Stewardship Program for Species at Risk and CRD Regional Parks. Before the project started, seven rare plant species were known to occur at 32 sites in the park. Today, 13 rare species have been found at about 200 sites! Approximately 46 metric tonnes of invasive species have been removed from the park since 2002.

When: Saturday, September 26 and/or Saturday, October 3, 2009

Where: Mill Hill Regional Park, Langford

Who: Individuals and groups are welcome

For more details visit here or call 250.478.3344. Pre-registration is required.

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For further information and to arrange interviews and photo opportunities, please contact:
Laurie Sthamann, Communications Coordinator
CRD Regional Parks
Tel: 250.360.3332