RBG recruiting for stream restoration planting in Dundas on Saturday

News Apr 01, 2016 by Michael Gregory Burlington Post

Royal Botanical Gardens (RBG) is inviting volunteers to a stream restoration planting on Saturday at the base of the Niagara Escarpment north of Cootes Paradise.

The newly acquired 42-acre property contains two headwater streams, Mink Brook and Hickory Brook that drain into Cootes Paradise Marsh. Current restoration initiatives involve riparian buffer plantings to protect the creeks from any potential harmful runoff.

Approximately 2,500 native shrubs will be planted adding to a native seed mix that will recover a half-kilometer of stream corridor, according to the RBG.

The buffer along the creeks will ensure the protection of the local environment, as well as downstream in the Cootes Paradise Marsh.

Funding assistance for this work is partially provided by Environment Canada as part of the Hamilton Harbour Remedial Action Plan.

Volunteers are asked to arrived at the RBG Arboretum at 16 Old Guelph Rd and bring drinking water, gloves, a trowel or shovel and clothes as well as footwear that can get dirty.

The planting takes place from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and a shuttle will be provided hourly the site at York Road and Valley Road in Dundas.

RBG recruiting for stream restoration planting in Dundas on Saturday

News Apr 01, 2016 by Michael Gregory Burlington Post

Royal Botanical Gardens (RBG) is inviting volunteers to a stream restoration planting on Saturday at the base of the Niagara Escarpment north of Cootes Paradise.

The newly acquired 42-acre property contains two headwater streams, Mink Brook and Hickory Brook that drain into Cootes Paradise Marsh. Current restoration initiatives involve riparian buffer plantings to protect the creeks from any potential harmful runoff.

Approximately 2,500 native shrubs will be planted adding to a native seed mix that will recover a half-kilometer of stream corridor, according to the RBG.

The buffer along the creeks will ensure the protection of the local environment, as well as downstream in the Cootes Paradise Marsh.

Funding assistance for this work is partially provided by Environment Canada as part of the Hamilton Harbour Remedial Action Plan.

Volunteers are asked to arrived at the RBG Arboretum at 16 Old Guelph Rd and bring drinking water, gloves, a trowel or shovel and clothes as well as footwear that can get dirty.

The planting takes place from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and a shuttle will be provided hourly the site at York Road and Valley Road in Dundas.

RBG recruiting for stream restoration planting in Dundas on Saturday

News Apr 01, 2016 by Michael Gregory Burlington Post

Royal Botanical Gardens (RBG) is inviting volunteers to a stream restoration planting on Saturday at the base of the Niagara Escarpment north of Cootes Paradise.

The newly acquired 42-acre property contains two headwater streams, Mink Brook and Hickory Brook that drain into Cootes Paradise Marsh. Current restoration initiatives involve riparian buffer plantings to protect the creeks from any potential harmful runoff.

Approximately 2,500 native shrubs will be planted adding to a native seed mix that will recover a half-kilometer of stream corridor, according to the RBG.

The buffer along the creeks will ensure the protection of the local environment, as well as downstream in the Cootes Paradise Marsh.

Funding assistance for this work is partially provided by Environment Canada as part of the Hamilton Harbour Remedial Action Plan.

Volunteers are asked to arrived at the RBG Arboretum at 16 Old Guelph Rd and bring drinking water, gloves, a trowel or shovel and clothes as well as footwear that can get dirty.

The planting takes place from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and a shuttle will be provided hourly the site at York Road and Valley Road in Dundas.