Invasive plants to be discussed at Mac Wood AGM

Free Earth Day talk is scheduled for Wednesday, April 22, 7 p.m.

Karen Berry, the  Mid-Island project co-ordinator for the Coastal Invasive Species Committee, will be the guest speaker at the upcoming Macdonald Wood Park Society (MWPS) annual general meeting. Barry will present “Spread the Word, not the Weed”.

Karen is a professional biologist with an interest in conservation, restoration and natural history. She will talk about impacts of invasive plants, priority species on Vancouver Island, what is being done to manage and control them, and how you can help.

With the aroma of blooming skunk cabbage evident along the boardwalk, Macdonald Wood Park will soon be filled with forest-floor spring flowers – a great time for a stroll along the paths. Mac Wood’s main entrance is on Balmoral Avenue at Croteau Road in the Town of Comox.  MWPS is the park’s volunteer steward group, with recent attention to the removal of invasive species and the planting of new trees and shrubs that respect the forest’s natural succession.

This free Earth Day talk is scheduled for Wednesday, April 22, starting at 7 p.m. at St. Peter’s Hall, 218 Church Street in downtown Comox. The public is welcome and refreshments will be served.

A short AGM will follow Karen Barry’s informative and entertaining talk.  Mark your calendars!

New members are always welcome.  Please email MWPS@shaw.ca for more information, or come to the 2015 AGM on Earth Day, April 22.