Volunteer Opportunity: Site preparation of Butterfly Habitat Interpretive Garden Syringa Workday, June 4

The Kootenay Native Plant Society (KNPS), as part of the Pollination Pathway program and in partnership with BC Parks, will be preparing a Butterfly Habitat Interpretive Garden (BHIG) at Syringa Provincial Park on Saturday, June 4, 9:00 am – 3:00 pm.

They need your help! KNPS are looking for 10 hardworking people who will help us shape and contour, and then sheet mulch, soil berms; solarize future meadow area; install interpretive signs; and weed existing planted area. You’ll also learn about the project and Pollination Pathway research occurring in the park as part of a BC Parks Living Lab grant in association with Selkirk College. Refreshments will be provided.

If you are busy June 4th you can help by donating materials for sheet mulching! This includes cardboard (large sheets, if possible), shredded paper (bagged), newspapers, leaves (bags), and straw (bales).

If you would like to volunteer for the site preparation on June 4, have materials we can use, or have any questions please contact KNPS Butterfly Intern Emma Lognon at eclognon@gmail.com. Registration is required prior to June 4.

Stay tuned for more information as the garden grows!