Invasive Plant Removal Underway at Wetlands
Prince George, B.C. – Members of the Prince George Naturalist’s Club were joined by volunteers Saturday at the club’s first Hudson’s Bay Wetland planting party.
It is an effort focussing on the area near the new deck and trail on the south side of the channel separating Fort George Park and the wetlands. The task at hand is to remove the invasive plants in the area and replace them with more than 250 native plants. The Naturalist’s Club members say the effort will improve the habitat for birds, pollinators and other wildlife.
Plants which are native to the wetlands include northern gooseberry, thimbleberry, willow, native lupine, prickly rose and yarrow and blue wildrye.
This first planting party came about with the support of the Northwest Invasive Plant Council, Pacific Salmon Foundation, City of Prince George and the Regional District of Fraser-Fort George. You can get further information about the native planting effort at firstname.lastname@example.org