Parksville’s Foster Park, located on Sanderson Road. (PQB News file photo)

Parksville’s Foster Park, located on Sanderson Road. (PQB News file photo)

Non-profit organization donates 200 native plants and trees for Parksville’s Foster Park

‘A great investment to the future of urban forests’

The Friends of Foster Park have donated 200 native trees and plants to help restore the park.

In a release from the City of Parksville, they said that this donation, worth $2,000, is a great investment to the future of urban forests. Some of the donated species include Douglas fir, Oregon grape, maple, trillium, flowering currant and elderberry.

The release also said that central Vancouver Island has struggled with drought and invasive species over the past few years, but with continued donations the future of forested and green spaces looks brighter.

READ MORE: Dead, drying trees removed from Parksville’s Foster Park

Plants are now in their winter state, but come spring and summer there will be plenty of blooms to enjoy.

The Friends of Foster Park, established in 1995, is a non-profit organization of volunteers committed to advocating and supporting Foster Park through various fundraisers and park-related projects. To become a Friend of Foster Park or to donate to the organization, please visit their website or contact them through their Facebook page.

— NEWS Staff, submitted

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