The Friends of Cedar Hill Park have been active in maintaining the natural areas of the Park since 2006. Our work is done in the natural areas of the Park outside golf course boundaries under the Saanich Pulling Together Volunteer Program.
Weekly invasive species removal at preplanned areas of the Park: We work under the direction of Lead Steward, Jim Moores every Monday morning from 9 am until 12 noon. Please let us know if you would like to join us through our email address: FriendsofCedarHillPark@gmail.com
While Monday, November 12th is a statutory holiday for some following Remembrance Day I will volunteer in the park as usual. If you would like to volunteer also, meet at our sign beside the chip trail. We’ll work in the area marked. While we have worked the area before there is a lot of blackberry regrowth amongst the native roses. There may also be some ivy sprouting here & there that can be “pushed back” from the rock outcrops. Blackberry and ivy can be clipped on the west side edge of the chip trail towards Tracksell Ave. Further north the blackberry growing around the three young Garry oaks can be trimmed back. Grass is growing around these oaks. As usual cut any blackberry that has sprouted and any other invasive plants such as Daphne, ivy, broom. Check the Garry oaks & Indian plum for any ivy growth up the trunk/stem. Cut that ivy at the ground surface. Toss all cuttings aside. It will rot.
Usual time is 9:00 am to noon. Meet at our sign beside the trail. If driving park on Tracksell and walk southward on the chip trail. Access is off Blenkinsop.
Thank you for your volunteer time & work!
At your request, we will add you to our weekly email to advise where we will meet. You will need good boots, old clothes and garden gloves. We will provide the necessary tools. No experience is necessary.
If you are interested on helping us and you have not yet signed "The Corporation of the District of Saanich - RELEASE OF LIABILITY, WAIVER OF CLAIMS, ASSUMPTION OF RISKS AND INDEMNITY AGREEMENT", please print the form and bring a signed copy (or email us and we will bring a form for your signature) to the next event.