Penticton Creek Planting Project Held This Weekend
The South Okanagan Similkameen Invasive Plant Society (SOSIPS) have received a $5,000 grant to go towards a restoration project in Penticton.
The removal of invasive plants and addition of over 350 native trees and shrubs will take place over the next two days according to Society Coordinator Lisa Scott.
"The grade seven students at McNicoll Park School they're scheduled to join me out along the creek and we'll be getting in some of the plants then (today) and that will be followed on Saturday by a public event open to anyone who wants to come down."
The event will be begin at 10 AM and run until 1 PM at McNicoll Park School and members of the public are asked to meet behind the school where they can register.
Volunteers are encouraged to bring a rake and shovel if they have one.
Gloves, water and coffee will be provided.
SOSIPS was awarded the $5,000 grant through Canon's Take Root Program as well a PowerShot digital camera.
More information about the society can be found on their website at www.sosips.ca
Anita Sthankiya -Penticton