Goward Springs Workparty – A Great Day for Staking

On the frosty morning of December 9th (2017), a crew of 12 energetic volunteers joined the Goward Springs Stewards and Peninsula Streams Society (PSS) at the Vancouver Island Technology Park (by Camosun College Interurban Campus) to plant stakes on Viaduct Flats. Stakes had been cut the day before in preparation for the event. Together, the crew planted a total of 90 stakes (30 each of Red-osier Dogwood, Cottonwood and Willow) in under an hour. When the final stake had been planted, Brian (of PSS) provided a stake-cutting demonstration so that stewards could embark on their own staking projects. And if planting 90 stakes wasn’t enough, volunteers also helped remove an old fence from the park and a few even tackled some invasive Himalayan Blackberry bushes. A Special thanks to Lynn Husted of Goward Springs Stewards for providing treats for the event.