Tod Creek Planting Workparties

We need volunteers! We hope you can make it to one or more of the upcoming workparties in Tod Creek Watershed…read on for details…

1)  Planting by the NEW fishway on Tod Creek – Saturday 18th, 10am-12:30
If you’ve taken a walk through Gowlland Tod recently, you may have noticed a bit of construction activity around the dam near the park entrance on Wallace Drive. Well, The Butchart’s Gardens built a fishway so that salmon and trout swimming upstream are able to access the upper reaches of Tod Creek~! We’ll be replanting the riparian area around the dam this weekend, so come check out the BRAND NEW fishway and help us put a few trees and plants in the ground. Please RSVP (by Friday 16th if possible) so we know how many plants to supply. Please wear sturdy footwear and if you have work gloves and your own favourite planting tools, feel free to bring those also.

Meeting spot: You’ll find us beside the dam, just a minute’s walk down Tod Inlet Trail. map
Parking: available along Wallace Drive near the park entrance map

 

Butcharts Dam Fishway

 


2)  Planting on Tod Creek Flats – newly restored areas – Oct. 24th, 31st and Nov. 7th
The Friends of Tod Creek Watershed have a number of planting workparties coming up, and you’re all invited to take part! Extensive restoration has taken place on Tod Creek Flats (area behind the Red Barn on West Saanich) over the past couple months and these plantings will bookend this year’s major works. Please read on for the workparty details, and RSVP if you’d like to attend (specify which date(s)). Snacks, juice and water will be provided (please bring your own water bottle if you can). Please wear sturdy footwear and if you have work gloves and your own favourite planting tools, feel free to bring those also.

 

a)  Sat. Oct. 24th from 9:45-1pm
Meeting spot: at the bridge on Farmington Road map of meeting spot
Parking: available along Farmington Road.
Planting Location: We’ll be planting on the private properties which border the creek here. Both properties are on Farmington by the bridge. As this is private property, please do not bring your pets with you.
We’ll be joined by ~15 Green Team volunteers on this particular date.

 

b)  Sat. Oct. 31st from 10-noon
Meeting spot:  corner of Wallace Drive and West Saanich Road just south of Farmington Road map of meeting spot (Note: Wallace Drive and West Saanich Rd also intersect in Brentwood Bay…this is NOT the meeting spot!!)
Parking: available at corner of Wallace Drive and West Saanich Rd.
Planting Location: Private properties in this area (please do not bring your pets with you).

 

c)  Sat Nov. 7 from 10-noon
Meeting and parking spots: SAME as for the 31st.
Planting Location: Private properties in this area (please do not bring your pets with you).

 

meeting spot locations

 

Hope to see you out there~!