A big thank you to the dozens of volunteers that attended last weekend’s community planting event at the Seymour River estuary. The group did a phenomenal job of planting thousands of native plants during the low-tide window on Saturday morning. The plants will provide a critical source of food and shelter for fish, insects, birds and other animals.
The planting event was featured on CBC News Vancouver:
The restoration of native vegetation represents the final step in a two-year project to return the estuary at the foot of the Seymour River to functional habitat, after decades of degradation. Ironically, the restoration project began as part of pilot project to invest creative sentencing money derived from the 2007 Burnaby oil spill. The Seymour River Estuary project began with a seed grant from HCTF’s Burrard Inlet Restoration Pilot Program in 2013, and was later approved for a $60,000 grant under this same program. With this money in place, many other partners have come on board, contributing money and in-kind support to this truly collaborative project.