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Volunteers needed at Maber Flats

There will be a volunteer effort to pull the invasive species Purple Loostrife (pictured above) from Maber Flats this weekend. - Liz West photo
There will be a volunteer effort to pull the invasive species Purple Loostrife (pictured above) from Maber Flats this weekend.
— image credit: Liz West photo

CENTRAL SAANICH — The Nature Conservancy of Canada and Peninsula Streams are calling on volunteers who like to get their hands dirty to help eradicate an invasive plant from Maber Flats.

Purple loosestrife was discovered at Maber Flats in Central Saanich two weeks ago. This is the first evidence of this hardy perennial which can rapidly choke out native species and degrade the natural ecology of a wetland. Purple loosestrife must be removed quickly in order to protect the habitat of numerous species of plants, birds, mammals, reptiles, insects and amphibians that rely on Maber Flats for their survival.

The volunteer event takes place on two days: Friday, July 4 and Saturday, July 5. Interested volunteers can meet at the end of Willow Way, off Keating Cross Road.Bring gardening gloves and gumboots. Tools, coffee and snacks will be provided. To register and for more information, visit www.conservationvolunteers.ca or call 1‐888‐404‐8428.

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