Willband Creek Park Restoration Project

By April 11, 2014Community News, News

Submitted. The City of Abbotsford received matching funds from TD Green Streets, which will assist with a restoration initiative at Willband Creek Park.

The restoration will include removing invasive plants such as reed canary grass and introducing native plant, shrub and tree species to the area. These additions will significantly improve biodiversity and increase the waterfowl habitat at Willband Creek Park. Reed Canary grass has the potential to reduce biological diversity, essentially altering the ecosystem.

This project will rely heavily on the collaborative efforts of volunteers from the Abbotsford- Mission Nature Club who will provide their expertise along with the man power for plant removal, and re-planting. Youth from Abbotsford Christian School will also assist with this project, which provides educators with a practical approach to connect prescribed learning outcomes.

In recognition of Earth Day, and to thank TD Green Streets for their generous contributions, the City of Abbotsford is hosting an appreciation event on April 22 at 10am at Willband Creek Park, 34900 Bateman Road. Volunteers will be planting some of the first native species in the park at this event. The public is welcome to attend.

For more information on this project, please call Eric Fong at 604-853-5485 or email efong@abbotsford.ca.

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