Comox Valley Land Trust puts out call for volunteers

Local conservation organization works to conserve the natural wealth of the Comox Valley.

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The Comox Valley Land Trust is growing and needs more volunteers.

The Comox Valley Land Trust is a local conservation organization working to conserve the natural wealth of the Comox Valley.

This is accomplished by placing lands in trust for the benefit of the community and through education about the importance of ecosystems and habitats and their relationship to biological diversity. Healthy landscapes mean better human wealth and health.

Do you and your family visit Hurford Hill, Master’s Greenway, Sandwick Forest or Cumberland Forest for recreation and enjoying nature?

The CVLT holds conservation covenants in each of these parks and monitors their environmental protection annually. Would you be interested in participating as a “friends of” support volunteer with the Comox Valley Land Trust? This activity provides an opportunity to help monitor and conserve the natural beauty of these wonderful natural parks.

The Comox Valley Land Trust is expanding its land protection programs and needs more volunteers.

The Comox Valley Land Trust presently holds 10 conservation covenants, six of these on privately owned wetlands and woodlands and four on public nature parks and community forests in the Comox Valley.

The Land Trust is currently in negotiations to provide conservation covenants on two new nature parks in the new year.

Now it needs your help.

The Comox Valley Land Trust  wants to build three “friends of” volunteer support groups to help monitor the condition of and help protect, for example by removing invasive plants, the following three public nature parks and community woodlands:

• Hurford Hill Nature Park

• Master’s Greenway

• Sandwick Forest Nature Park.

The Cumberland Forest has an active friends of program through the Cumberland Community Forest Society that monitors and promotes the forest and the current expansion.

There is opportunity to participate at every level. You can get involved with the Cumberland Forest by emailing info@cumberlandforest.com. Visit their website at www.cumberlandforest.com.

Please contact CVLT if you are interested in volunteering to protect and conserve Hurford Hill, Masters Greenway or Sandwick Forest. We need people who will help report problems, such as fire building and vandalism, and to help eradicate invasive species like holly and ivy.

If you would like to volunteer to help protect a favourite park or forest in your area, email the Comox Valley Land Trust at cvlandtrust@gmail.com, or phone executive director, Jack Minard at 250-792-4670.

For further background information visit  www.cvlandtrust.ca.

 

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