Invasive species pull at Royal Roads

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rmelfi

RRUSA’s Student Sustainability Committee and the Greater Victoria Green Team revitalized a large section of habitat on Royal Roads University campus by removing invasive plant species on Friday, May 18.

Invasive plant species (plant species not native to BC) on the Royal Roads campus are of concern because they pose a threat to native ecosystems and species that inhabit this site. Volunteers spent the afternoon removing Scotch Broom and Spurge-laurel (Daphne) in front of House 12 and along the outer perimeter of Parking Lot 4.  

A big thank you to all those who came out to pull invasive species, and a special thank you to the RRUSA Student Sustainability Committee, the Greater Victoria Green Team and the Royal Roads’ Gardens and Grounds team for making the event happen!

Invasive Species Pull Highlights:

  • 23 volunteers participated in pulling invasive species

  • Scotch Broom and Spurge-laurel (Daphne) were removed

  • Approximately 14 cubic metres of invasive plants were removed

  • An area approximately 600 square metres was revitalized

  • Collaboration between the RRUSA Student Sustainability Committee, the Greater Victoria Green Team, Royal Roads’ Office of Sustainability and Royal Roads’ Gardens and Grounds team

 

Before and After Photos