Nanaimo has an abundance of natural beauty. We are fortunate to live in a place where natural areas can be found not far from our doorsteps. In an effort to maintain the natural diversity of our parks and natural areas, City staff and volunteers are working on a number of restoration projects in Nanaimo.
Recently, Neck Point Park has been the recipient of such work. As part of an bigger native plant restoration project, fifty Alder and six Nootka rose were planted at the beginning of January. In the picture below, you can see where each tree has been planted by the orange flagging tape.
In late December, crews removed a large patch of blackberry on the way to Keel Cove.
If you see a sign like the one pictured below, it means City staff are working on a restoration project. Please use care in this area so you don't disturb the work that's been done.
Want to help make a difference in Nanaimo's parks and natural spaces? Sign up for the Partners in Parks program. Through this program, Nanaimo's parks benefit from volunteers and City staff working together to improve and maintain them. There are many projects to participate in such as helping to fundraise and build a playground, removing invasive plants and restoration projects like the Neck Point Park one mentioned above.
Looking to explore Nanaimo's parks and trails? Check out the Nanaimo Parks Search on the City website.