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
Monday (May 13th): We will meet at 9 am at Kings Pond. We will be spread out along the trail from Tracksell to the pond. Our sign is just West of Kings pond. As usual cut any Himalayan blackberry that has sprouted and any other invasive plants such as Daphne, ivy, broom. Check the Garry oaks & other plants for any ivy growth up the trunk/stem. As usual cut plants at the ground surface and toss all cuttings aside. It will rot. Watch for camas and fawn lily as there may be some. There is native Nootka rose in the area. Leave that. Along the chip trail there are some regrowth of Indian-plumb in the blackberry. Clip the blackberry around those and three Garry oak trees that were planted. Some of the ivy can be cut back or pulled.
Usual time is 9:00 am to noon. Meet at our sign beside the trail.
If driving, there is limited parking at at Kings Pond.
Thank you for your volunteer time & work!
There will be NO Pulling Together on Monday the 20th due to the holiday.
Pulling Together will resume on the 27th with the location in the park to be announced. If the posting is not updated people can email the location inquire to firstname.lastname@example.org
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 appropriate form (adult / minor) and bring a signed copy (or email us and we will bring a form for your signature) to the next event.