Signs of Abundance Tour – The information on this page compliments that which appears on the sign that has recently been erected on the boardwalk at the bottom of Croteau Road in Macdonald Wood Park. To go to the map of all the signs in this series click here.
The Macdonald Wood Park Society was formed in 1994 when this natural area was threatened by a potential development that would have seen 140 duplexes constructed on the site. The Society raised $1.6 million to purchase the property. This included contributions from more than 500 members, The Town of Comox and the Province of British Columbia. MWPS then transferred the property, with Provincial Protective Covenants, to Municipality of Comox while remaining stewards of the park. This valuable habitat contains one of the last intact midden on the coast and is a sensitive ecosystem encompassing a scarce salt marsh.
What can I do to help?
We are often looking for extra hands to help harvest and plant salt marsh. To volunteer fill out our volunteer form we will contact you with dates and times our activities occur.
Salt Marsh Restoration
Costs per Square Meter (m2)
$200 = 1 m2 of salt marsh
Salt marsh planting requires much effort, time and money as gravel islands need to be built at specific elevations to create the conditions that the salt marsh plants require. In some cases invasive plant species such as Spartina also need to be removed. Click on the donate button and you can help restore important habitat. We appreciate any and all donations that are received.