The Campbell Riverites are called upon to help improve fish and wildlife habitat in the Willow Creek Conservation Area (WCCA).
Starting this weekend, Greenways Land Trust is hosting information sessions for volunteers leading up to the area’s restoration work, which is scheduled for this fall.
From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. tomorrow (Oct. 2), and again Wednesday (Oct. 6) from 10 a.m. to noon and from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., the greenways will be in front of Chemin Martin. entry to chat with trail users about the upcoming project.
This will involve replanting trees and shrubs and laying bark mulch and logs. According to Greenways, Chemin Martin. area “suffered soil erosion and significant impacts on fish habitat”.
They say restoration efforts will reduce sedimentation in Willow Creek, which can otherwise suffocate juvenile salmon and salmon eggs.
“There is a lot of traffic in the Willow Creek Conservation Area. I think it’s a really valuable space for a lot of people around here, ”said Melody Fraser, Urban Watershed Restoration Co-Coordinator. My Campbell River now.
During the information sessions, visitors will have the opportunity to walk with volunteers, the project manager, Camille Andrews, and the landowners of the WCCA, the Nature Trust.
Additionally, Greenways will distribute brochures on how trail users and WCCA neighbors can do their part to protect valuable fish and wildlife habitat.
No registration is required to attend a session, but residents must bring a mask and ensure social distancing, Greenways adds. For further details, Camille Andrews can be reached at (250) 287-3785.