General News · 24th September 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) to benefit the lakes and wetland wildlife, has completed wetland construction.
Now that fall rains have begun and the soils are moist, we are ready to plant indigenous plants. We will be planting 320 plants on Tuesday September 28th, 10-4pm. Please join us and be part of restoration in action!
The soil will be rough, loose, and muddy, so please wear appropriate footwear (gumboots recommended) and watch out for uneven ground. Also please come prepared for the weather, rain or shine. If you have a shovel and/or wheelbarrow please bring it!
Also bring gloves, water, snacks, and lunch (whatever you need to be comfortable for the day).
You can park in the main Linnaea parking lot and walk into the First Field site via the north driveway past the machine shop.
If you arrive late, please check in with Miranda, Autumn, or Lisa for directions. Feel free to come for some or all of the time. Any help welcome!
Hand sanitizer and a first aid kit will be on site! COVID protocols in place. This event is outside and we will be practising social distancing. Please do not attend this event if you are feeling any COVID symptoms (sore throat, fever, headache, chills, difficulty breathing, etc).
If you'd like to join us, please RSVP to Miranda Cross by email salixwetlandsgmail.com or call 250-850-9020. It's ok to just show up last minute also.
This project would not be possible without the generous financial and in-kind support of local individuals, organizations, and the Government of Canada. The Dillon Creek Wetland Restoration was supported through the B.C. Wildlife Federation's Wetlands Workforce Project. The Wetlands Workforce is supported through the Healthy Watersheds Initiative, which is delivered by the Real Estate Foundation of BC and Watersheds BC, with Financial support from the Province of British Columbia as part of its $10-billion COVID-19 response