Hey New West and friends of New West,
It’s almost time for the fourth, and final, round of ecological enhancement in the Glenbrook Ravine.
On Saturday, May 13, we had our first day, with volunteers out to begin our long journey of ecologically enhancing the Glenbrook Ravine. We had a great turnout with a lot of positive attitudes, in spite of the initial rain.
Our second event was on Saturday, June 17, and we had an even better turn out than the first! Over 30 people showed up, and with many hands, we removed a tremendous amount of Himalayan blackberry.
Our third day on August 12 had a smaller turnout than the initial two events, but as it was in the middle of the summer holidays, this was expected. We still had nearly 20 participating, and we made good progress in removing invasive plants in year one.
It’s now time to get back at it for the last time in 2017! You know you’ve enjoyed yourself if you’ve come out, and if you haven’t made it out yet, you know you kind of want to. So make it happen, and come get to know your community and connect with a bit of nature for a couple of hours.
We will be meeting on Saturday, October 14 from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm. We will have a number of enthusiastic volunteers out helping to put approximately 200 plants in the ground.
This is a family friendly event, and we have ways for people of all ages and abilities to get involved and contribute. The work is not that hard, and refreshment, socialization breaks are welcome and encouraged.
If you would like to come, but are not sure how to get yourself there, Evo Car Share has offered to provide free memberships and driving minutes to any volunteers that need help getting to or from the Glenbrook Ravine. Please contact me if you would like more information on this, or any other aspects of this fun project.
Pleas forward this on to anyone who you think might be interested. Looking forward to seeing everyone on the 14th!