PGNC Events and Notes 6 May 2016

Club Events

  1. Hudson’s Bay Wetland Planting Party Sunday May 8, 12 noon to 4 p.m.

 “Don’t pick flowers for your Mother – plant a native plant and pull a weed in her honour!” Volunteers are invited to a planting party at the Hudson’s Bay Wetland. We will be working near the deck and trail on the south side of the channel, close to the footbridge that crosses the channel. Parking is available at The Exploration Place in Lheidli T’enneh Memorial Park. From there it’s a short walk across the grass to the footbridge. People can also walk in from Regents Crescent along the paved trail.

This event will be of special interest to Master Gardeners in Training and natural resources and environmental studies students, as it will provide first-hand experience of the challenges of planting in difficult soil and moisture conditions.

We will plant native plants and remove competing invasive plants. Native plants include prickly rose, black gooseberry, willow, red twig dogwood, yarrow and a native grass. Our efforts will improve habitat for birds, pollinators and other wildlife. All plant and nature lovers are invited to participate!

Volunteers should wear closed shoes. If possible bring your favourite work gloves, digging tool and a wheelbarrow, large pail or a bucket to carry compost a short distance to the planting areas. We will provide shovels, spades, hand clippers and extra work gloves, also water, juice and energy bars. A shelter tent will be available for people to take breaks from the sun. For more information please contact Anne at

  1. Bird House Auction at the Home Show Benefits the Wetland Project

The Prince George Home Show, run by the Canadian Home Builders’ Association of Northern BC, has contributed a remarkable $1,000 towards the Wetland project, resulting largely from their inaugural bird house auction. All kudos to Laurie Hooker and Terri McConnachie.

 Other Events

Mt. Robson Bird Blitz, June 3 to 5

From Gail Ross: The 28th Mt Robson Bird Blitz will be held on June 3rd to 5th. We will be staying at Robson Meadows Campground (and the notice board at the campground entrance will indicate at which sites). For those who are planning to come, please let me know by email at, so that I can provide any additional information to you closer to the date.  After this year, we are going to have the Bird Blitz every second year.

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