Volunteers needed to remove invasive plants

The Friends of Brighton Avenue Walkway seek help to remove overgrown ivy

Garden with your neighbours and help remove invasive plants in the community.

The Friends of Brighton Avenue Walkway are seeking volunteers to help with removal of ivy plants between St. David Street and Transit Road in Oak Bay.

“This is an area badly overgrown with ivy, and the group will work to restore (it) by removing invasive species and replacing them with native species,” said Carol Davies, one of the organizers.

The group, led by Rick Marshall, started removing invasive plants along the Brighton Walkway, between Hampshire Rd. and Victoria Ave., six years ago.

The Friends of Brighton Avenue Walkway will continue their initiative to restore natural areas Sunday (May 27). The group plans to meet in the middle of St. David Street and Transit Road, the second and fourth Sunday of each month from 9 to 11 a.m.

Volunteers are encouraged to bring gloves, clippers, or loppers. For more information, call Carol at 250-475-4412.