Working with the K’ómoks Nation towards Q’waq’wala7owkw on their unceded territory.

Working with the K’ómoks Nation towards Q’waq’wala7owkw on their unceded territory.

Willow Stake Harvesting

Willow Stake Harvesting

Map of Location

Piercy Road by Hwy 19

 GPS Coordinates: 49.697044, -125.078877

Date and Time

October 12 to 13, 2022, 9:00 am – 3:30 pm

*We have filled up for the 6, 7, 8 and are now looking for people to assist with planting at Kus-kus-sum on the 8, 10 and 11. Click here for more details and to sign up. 

Location

Piercy Road by Hwy 19

Description

This is much work to be done rehabilitating Mallard and Glen Urquhart Creeks this October.

First, we will need assistance harvesting willows for future live staking. Harvesting willow entails finding suitable sized willow and taking cuttings with loppers. Then bundling up the cut willow into reasonably sized bundles and loading them on to a truck or trailer for transport. This task will be carried out on Piercy Road by Hwy 19 on October 6, 7, 8, 12 and 13th. We may include another location depending on the number and size of willows at the Piercy Road location. Next we will be installing these live willow stakes and planting potted plants in the riparian areas of Mallard Creek and Glen Urquhart Creek. The willows play an important role in helping out compete and shade out invasive plants, specifically reed canary grass, in the riparian area of these two creeks. 

Tools and instructions will be provided. Please bring your favorite garden/outdoor work gloves and dress for the weather!

The exact location for the shift that you volunteer for will be emailed in our confirmation email. If you do not receive an email the day you sign up please look in your spam folder. Please email Virginia.East@projectwatershed.ca if you do not receive an email or have any questions.

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