Friday, April 29, 2011

The Stanley Cup Playoffs in Devil's hole

this hockey puck is likely from the days when boys played hockey in devil's hole.
 With the Stanley cup finals on, everyone in Vancouver is a hockey fan, it seems.  The boys used to play hockey on Devil's hole, the pond in Camosun bog, about seventy years ago.  Listen to a neighbour's account (video).  Select the article below to read about the hockey puck found during a work party.

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Bin Day Pics

The bin loading went very well last Saturday (see photos). We had 21 people present including 7 students from Prince of Wales Secondary school. Everybody worked really hard and we got the bin loaded by 11am. We were certainly ready for our tea break!  This Saturday we will get back to our clearing. We still have to take out one large stump and hopefully we can get an area ready for planting with sphagnum.

PSPS, our umbrella organization, is helping sponsor a “Walk on the Wide Side” on May 15 to raise funds for the Leukemia Society for Canada. The walks are interesting and the cause is important. For more info check  Take a Walk on the Wild Side 2011

Forecast for Saturday is fairly good (no snow!). Hope to see you in the bog



Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Bin Day, April 9th Come one, come all!

Come and demolish the big pile of invasive species!  pick up a wheel barrow and join this uber work party!  Last year we demolished it in about an hour.

And from Gerry:

Hi Everyone: This Saturday is "Bin Day" and is always a fun day as there is always lots of volunteers, goodies socializing and lots of removal of invasive plants.
    We had a beautiful day weather wise last Saturday. Thanks to Ed and his "block and tackle" we removed several stumps (see picture). More rich soil and salal was removed and a number of oval leaf blueberries were removed and transplanted by Laura along the eastern boardwalk so the children and families will be able to reach and pick the berries later in the season.
    A good time should be had by all on Saturday!