For many of our current projects, Echo Ecological relies strongly on members of the community to help us with our restoration activities. We partner with several different community groups throughout the Lower Mainland, and work together to restore health to our creeks. As the old saying goes, 'many hands make light work' and this is definitely true when it comes to removing invasive species! A considerable amount of work is required to restore the health of a creek in an urban community. This is why we are very grateful to all of our many partners who help us to continue with the important work we do.
One of the the groups that has been supporting us since the very beginning is Bodwell High School. They are a private co-educational boarding school located on Harbourside Drive in North Vancouver. As their school boarders MacKay Creek, they have been very interested and excited about the work we have been doing there. Their environmental club has always been more than happy to come out and lend a hand on the Creek!
At the beginning of May we worked with the 31st Burnaby Girl Guides to remove scotch broom from MacKay Creek. These girls were AWESOME at finding the baby brooms and digging them out. They were on a mission trying to eradicate as many as possible. When the event was over, many girls were BEGGING to come back and help again! Now that's what we want to hear from our future generations!
Most recently, we hosted an event that had many different members of the community coming out to help. With so many adults working hard to battle the invasives at the creek, we had quite the pile to show off at the end of the event!
We are very grateful that we have so many great people that are interested in improving the health of our local creeks! Hopefully we will see you all back again in the future!