General News · 4th August 2021
Hello Community Members!
The Dillon Creek Wetland Restoration Project, a partnership project between Friends of Cortes Island Society (FOCI) and Linnaea Farm Society (LFS), is underway! The wetland construction date is drawing near and we need seed!
Part of the re-vegetation plan for the restored wetlands is to plant a wetland seed mix to help native vegetation become established. Seeding disturbed soil directly after construction helps to reduce erosion, and prevent invasive weeds from becoming established.
You are invited to join us for the Wetland Seed Collecting Workshop (August 8th, 2021 between 10am and 12pm). We will learn about native plant identification and the different plants that grow in unique habitats (wetland versus uplands).
We will be near wetlands, rubber boots are appropriate footwear. Also please come prepared for the weather, sunscreen, sunhat, and long sleeves, and long pants recommended. Hand clippers or scissors can be helpful, (or just use your hands) and a cloth bag for collecting. Plant identification books for the region will also be helpful if you have them. We will have a couple on site also.
Wetlands are sensitive ecosystems, so please leave dogs at home, and remind children to tread lightly and watch where you step.
Hand sanitizer and a first aid kit will be on site! This event is outside and we will be socially distancing. Please do not attend this event if you are feeling any symptoms (sore throat, fever, headache, chills, difficulty breathing, etc).
If you're able to join us, please RSVP by email salixwetlandsgmail.com or
call Miranda Cross at 250-285-0035 for location and details.
This project would not be possible without the generous financial and in-kind support of local individuals, organizations, and the Government of Canada.