A group of 20 students from the Barnacle Boarding House spent two hours pulling broom on a crisp and sunny Saturday morning. They joined Dave Lock from the Mt. Tolmie Conservancy Association, which has been working on the area for 17 years.
They carefully removed the invasive species from the rare Garry oak ecosystem, creating space for the native plants to grow. The Garry oak ecosystem is one of the rarest ecosystems in Canada. Less than 5% remains in near-natural condition.
Thanks to Barnacle House for volunteering their time for this important work!