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ELSI teams up with the Greater Victoria Green Team
Join the Greater Victoria Green Team and ELSI volunteers to help restore Bee Creek:
Sunday, September 11, 9:45am - 2:30pm
Meet in the parking lot at Bee Creek/Pacific Landing (formerly Coast Collective Art Gallery) 3221 Heatherbell Rd
We'll be removing invasive plants from the wetland at the creek mouth on the lagoon. Read more >>
This spring, ELSI had lots of help from the Greater Victoria Green Team to remove invasive plants from around the lagoon. In April GVGT recruited classes from Dunsmuir Middle School to join ELSI volunteers in Pit House Park to remove Scotch broom from the meadow areas.
ELSI teamed up with the GVGT on May 1st to pull Scotch broom, Himalayan blackberry and other invasive plants from Coburg Peninsula. Read more >>
Annual Report 2015 now online
The ELSI annual report summarizing our activities in 2015 is now available.
Coburg Peninsula on Shaw TV
In February 2016, Lorraine Scollan of Shaw TV did a piece on some of the issues at Esquimalt Lagoon and Coburg Peninsula.
ELSI volunteers have been working since 2006 on Dune Habitat Restoration project on the Coburg Peninsula. The goals of the project are to:
- restore native dune habitats through the establishment of demonstration restoration plots
- realign beach access points and benches to reduce trampling across sensitive dune habitat
- monitor the effectiveness of restoration
- raise public awareness of dune habitats and engage residents and visitors in stewardship of the dunes.
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