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General News · 13th October 2016
Friends of Cortes Island Helen
Friends of Cortes Island invites you to join us to help restore the sand dune ecosystem in Mansons Provincial Park.

Mansons is home to a valuable area of coastal sand dune ecosystem growing along the top of the beach.

Sadly it has become invaded by broom and is in danger of disappearing. We have been given a small grant by BC Parks to help restore it.

So we are organising four community broom removal events over the fall and spring to tackle the broom, and would love you to join us. Our first event is this Friday.

If you would like to help, please come along! Please bring loppers if you have them (no chainsaws please) and wear suitable warm, wet weather gear, work gloves and sturdy boots.

Ryan Harvey, FOCI’s Parks Coordinator, will be supervising the work. All volunteers will be covered by BC Parks insurance.

Oh yes, we will be supplying yummy muffins and coffee to keep you going!

Event to proceed come rain or shine (barring storms!). Please meet at 10am in the parking lot. We look forward to seeing you there! Let’s make a difference and help preserve our precious Park!

This work is being guided by BC Parks conservation staff. For more info on Coastal Sand dune ecosystems please see attached leaflet.