Earth Day (April 22nd 2017)
brought in volunteers from many Comox Valley organizations to assist in the planting of over 80 native shrubs and small trees at the Courtenay Airpark. This was truly a community effort with Project Watershed leading the effort to clean up the shore of the lagoon of debris and Himalayan blackberry. A big shout out to the Courtenay Airpark Association for the excavator work on the site and their generous donation to buy native plants. The Broombusters were out in force and assisted by removing blackberry and Scotch broom from the site.
Comox Valley Nature supervised the plantings and were assisted by several students from Mark Isfeld Secondary School. Thanks to all the volunteers who came out to assist us in this project. It is wonderful to see the cooperation between many volunteer groups to achieve a common goal which will benefit the Courtenay River estuary and all the creatures we share this special place with.
Following are descriptions of photos:
earthday 1; Work near viewing platform, north end of Lagoon
earthday 2; Excavator work in preparation for Earth Day
Earth Day c; Morning Crew (30 volunteers came in a.m.)
Earth Day h; Frank giving tips on planting shrubs & trees
Earth Day n; Dan Bowen (PW), Bev Agur (Broom Busters), Frank H. and Murray L (both CVNS)
Earth Day p; Morris Perrey (Courtenay Airpark Association) and Frank