The Eco Team will be working hard over the next few weeks to prepare the 2016 Pacific Spirit Regional Park Eco Blitz site for planting. Once covered in invasive Scotch Broom and Himalayan Blackberry, this site will soon become a lovely native forest with lots of plant diversity with a little help from you.
Scotch broom may be pretty, but it quickly becomes the only plant in sight. Plant diversity is very important in ecosystems because it provides a variety of wildlife with habitat and a source of food.
Plus, Scotch broom is invasive. That means that it is not native to BC, spreads very fast and does not have natural ecological competitors, such as insects and other plants that can help stop this plant in it’s tracks.
That is why we need you to help us finish removing the scotch broom on October 8th and 15th.
Then, on October 22nd and 29th the Eco Team will be planting 1000’s of trees to help out-complete the scotch broom and provide a home and food to lots of birds and forest animals again.