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Greenways Land Trust 

Beaver Lodge Forest Lands
*Updated* ACTIVITY GUIDE | Now Available!

Green thumbs up if you love exploring the Beaver Lodge: Have you seen the updated 'Beaver Lodge Lands Activity Guide'? This wonderful guide got a face-lift last year, and it is now up on our website under ‘Reports and Resources’. It is packed with environmental education activities that can be applied in and out of the Beaver Lodge Forest Lands and is an excellent resource for teachers, parents, and youth. Make sure to check it out! The activity guide is the result of a team effort of Campbell River School District 72, the Ministry of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development, Western Forest Products Inc., and Greenways Land Trust.

SHARE THE CARE
If you're interested in getting out and helping care for a trail in the Beaver Lodge Forest Lands, please email volunteer@greenwaystrust.ca or leave us a message at 250-287-3785. We gratefully acknowledge the financial support of the Province of British Columbia to support our Adopt-A-Trail program!

#BeaverLodgeLens | PHOTO CONTEST
Jubilee Heights by Couverdon will be running a photo contest, celebrating its neighbour to the north, the Beaver Lodge Forest Lands. Photos of your favourite forest scene in the BLFL can be submitted before June 7 on https://jubileeheights.com/photo-contest/ - max. two photos per person. Two lucky winners will get rewarded with a free lakeside camping. Good luck!

Annual Report

Greenways Insights 2019/20

 
A great summary of what Greenways has been up to - some highlights in a nutshell: 

_ 5,266 volunteer hours
_ 34 outings with school groups
_ 1,499 kg of fruit gleaned
_ 4 tons of Yellow Flag Iris removed
_ 60 active community garden plots
_ 444 native trees & shrubs planted
_ 23 adopted trail sections in the BLFL
_ 9 gardening workshops
_ >70 Purple Martin nestlings counted

_ ANNUAL REPORT | View a PDF of the report here.
_ MEDIA | Read our latest newspaper coverage here.

Visit https://www.greenwaystrust.ca/get-involved/ to renew your membership.


Recording Available
Urban Biodiversity

[Please click on the picture to WATCH the recording and access resources - presented by Dr. Valentin Schaefer, University of Victoria.]

Gardening Geeks
Watch our Online Workshops | FREE


Are you starting a new garden or is your soil in need of some love and care? Greenways has you covered! All of our virtual gardening sessions from 2020 are available *for free* on our YouTube channel. Hop online and get some great inspiration from Permaculture Consultant, Elaine Codling, who has shared her amazing knowledge with us AND will keep doing so in 2021 too. Drumroll - Elaine will be running a session with us in May on 'Companion Planting' [date tbd]. We'll be sharing more about the workshop on our Facebook page soon!

Farmer's Market's Back
Stop by on Sunday, May 2!


"The Pier Street market is back for another physically distanced year at the Cedar Street Location (across from the Community Centre). 
Get ready to get outside, stay local, and support our farmers and small businesses, every summer Sunday from 10:00 am until 1:30 pm. This year the market starts on May 2nd and runs through to Sept. 27th, 2021. 
In addition to our local food and farm providers, we will also have some space designated for artisans - so you can support local businesses for other gifts and art items." [Recreation and Culture Department, City of Campbell River]

Visit the event series on the City's Facebook page to follow and stay up to date.

Be Part of the Change
Get Involved

If you are interested in volunteering with Greenways, please e-mail us at volunteer@greenwaystrust.ca or give us a call 250-287-3785. We are all working from our homes until further notice. Volunteers are needed for:

  • Greenways Conservation Team
  • Strathcona Good Food Box Project
  • Streamkeeping [Nunns, Woods, Simms, Willow, Haig-Brown Kingfisher & Detweiler Creek]
  • Mountain View Community Food Forest
  • Campbell River Hospital Food Forest


Purple Martin Recovery
Here birdy, birdy...
 

Poles and Pounding for Purples: If you were in the Campbell River Estuary on #EarthDay2021, you may have heard our crew working a nesting pole into the stubborn riparian marsh.
Purple Martins are a species at risk in BC. From only 10 in the 1980s, recovery programs have helped raise their numbers successfully. We are thrilled about the opportunity to add two new 8ft nesting poles with six boxes each this year. Last year we got rewarded by counting >70 nestlings - by the end of 2021 we are hoping to see double or triple the amount of fledglings.

THANK YOU TO OUR FUNDER
We gratefully acknowledge the financial support of the Community Gaming Grants provided by the Province of British Columbia to support our Purple Martin recovery program!

Mastering the Art of Planting

Wow!


1 month = close to 1,000 trees in the ground: Planting native trees is only one thing that Greenways' Urban Watershed crew has been tackling since they started working with us in late March. An amazing amount of 916 trees (and counting) has gotten planted in the riparian areas at Simms and Nunns Creek, and along the Myrt Thompson and Raven Trail in the Campbell River Estuary.
This is only considering the crew's planting efforts - way more planting went on with SD72 school groups, facilitated by our lovely Community Engagement Coordinator, Melody. To make space for this amazing number of newly planted trees, the Urban Watershed crew removed 430kg of invasive species and garbage combined from the areas.
Greenways in the Media

Visit our website and check out the NEWS section. You will find Greenways' recent media coverage listed.
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