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Broome Bashing with GaLTT

Thursday, May 18, 2023 (8:00 AM - 5:00 PM) (PDT)

Description



Join us Thursday evenings from 7-8:30pm. Locations and additional dates here: https://galtt.ca/broomcut-work-party-schedule
We'll supply loppers. You may wish to bring gloves.
Thursday Evening Work Party Dates:
💚 May 11th - Stalker road, meet at Mander road
💚 May 18th - Peterson road at Dorby
💚 May 25th - Drumbeg
💚 June 1st - Coast road
💚 June 8th - The Village and ferry hill
💚 June 15th - Honeysuckle meadow
Why Broom Bash?
Have you travelled from Nanaimo to Victoria and noticed the monoculture of invasive Scotch broom? Native vegetation across the coast is struggling to compete with this species that was initially introduced as a garden ornamental from Europe.
On Gabriola we are working hard to contain broom in support of our island's natural biodiversity. Small broom plants (and their roots) can be removed successfully. We otherwise cut broom in bloom because the plant's energy is focused on flower and seed production, meaning the roots are less likely to have the capacity to resprout. 
Our broom removal focuses on Island parks, trails and public places. Please cut broom on your own property. Check out this new how-to video from Broombusters: https://youtu.be/UWLUASphMGE
Event Contact
Lottie Anderson
Thursday, May 18, 2023 (8:00 AM - 5:00 PM) (PDT)
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