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SAR team ponies up sweat equity to remove invasives from Oak Bay island

85 more bags of invasive plants hauled off Mary Tod/Kohweechela

As crews continue the bid to eradicate invasive species on Kohweechela/Mary Tod Island, volunteers with the Royal Canadian Marine Search and Rescue Station 33 in Oak Bay hauled out 85 more giant bags of invasive plants pulled off the island. The bags were full of Himalayan blackberry, ivy and daphne.

The Oak Bay Sea Rescue crews previously hauled out 52 cubic yards of broom bagged up by the removal team.

The invasives removal crew is funded to work through Labour Day. A crew funded through the Habitat Stewardship Program is set to start work in Uplands, Oak Bay’s largest park, in the fall.

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