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Butterfly Habitat Interpretive Garden Site Preparation

Syringa Provincial Park, Bighorn Campground Day-Use
Robson, British Columbia, United States

Date & Time:
June 4, 2022 | 9:00 am - 3:00 pm (Local Timezone)

Event Summary:

We are hosting a work day to make a Butterfly Habitat Interpretive Garden (BHIG) in preparation of fall planting of native plants that support climate sensitive butterflies. We need you! We are looking for 10 hardworking people who will help us shape and contour, and then sheet mulch, soil berms. Additionally we are laying down plastic to solarize a future meadow area, install interpretive signs, and weed existing planted area. You’ll also learn about the project and Pollination Pathway research occurring in the park as part of a BC Parks Living Lab grant in association with Selkirk College. If you can’t participate the day of, we need materials for sheet mulching, including cardboard (large sheets, if possible), shredded paper (bagged), newspapers, leaves (bags), and straw (bales).

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Practical Details:

We will be meeting the day use parking area of the Bighorn Campground of Syringa Provincial Park. Please bring any shovels, metal rakes, box cutters and work gloves or other tools you like to use to move dirt with. There is poison ivy and ticks so wear long pants and socks, and clothes your aren't afraid to get dirty. A few refreshments will be provided but please bring your own lunch and water.

If you have any materials, want to attend or have questions don't hesitate to email! Hope you see you there!

COVID-19 Protocols:

All personnel and volunteers will adhere to Provincial Health/BC Parks Covid-19 guidelines, and ensure we are in compliance with any changes. People will be asked if they are experiencing symptoms prior to any work. There will be no tool sharing, and people will be responsible for their own tools and equipment along with own lunches and water. Please do a self check before coming and don't attend if you have any symptoms.

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