Scouts to plant trees and shrubs in the Parksville Wetlands

Public welcome to participate in First Parksville Scouts event

The public is welcome to participate in a First Parksville Scouts event in the Parksville Wetlands on Saturday, April 27 to plant trees and shrubs.

The event is scheduled from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. or until all trees and shrubs have been planted. Residents should enter the Parksville Wetlands from Foxtail Avenue and Lodgepole Drive, near Hirst Avenue.

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This event, co-ordinated by First Parksville Scouts involves their families as well as participation by Cubs and Beavers. The City of Parksville purchased trees and shrubs native to the wetlands and with First Parksville Scouts and community involvement, 126 potted trees and shrubs, 300 Douglas fir and western redcedar plugs as well as a variety of other native trees and shrubs will be planted.

The public is most welcome to drop in and spend a little time helping out; please bring gloves and a shovel.

— NEWS staff, submitted

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