We had a great volunteer day last weekend, joined by the Greater Victoria Green Teams! Check out their photos and website.
Our task was to remove the invasion of English ivy (Hedera helix) from the Chinese midden, a slope along the main trail from Wallace Rd. which was used as a refuse pile by the Chinese inhabitants at SṈIDȻEȽ from about 1903 onward. We found many old nailed boots, metal and glass bottles from various historical periods of the last century.
Once the ivy was cleared we planted 25 salal (Gaultheria shallon) for slope stabilization. They complement our swordfern (Polystichum munitum) plantings there from last spring.
Excellent work SṈIDȻEȽ volunteers!
Source: Seachange Import