Wednesday, March 31, 2021 – The District of Sooke is receiving $3,680 from the BC Hydro Tree Canada Community ReGreening Program. The funds will be used to plant native trees (Garry Oak, Arbutus and Pine) in several parks throughout the community.
BC Hydro’s Community Regreening Program works in partnership with Tree Canada paying for seedlings, medium and large trees in cities and towns across B.C. and First Nations communities. Parks and Environmental Services Coordinator Jessica Boquist shares, “this enhances the Parks Department’s ability to plant an additional twenty-nine trees in our community, beautifying our parks and outdoor spaces, and diversifying our urban forest.”
The trees will be planted in the fall at Pond’s Corridor, the future site of a community fenced dog park; Winfield Park, home to an ecologically sensitive wetland and; DeMamiel Creek Park, a current green space located at 2410 Sunriver Way.
The District applies for this funding every two years to ensure staff can appropriately care for and establish the trees. This planting schedule is in addition to the annual street tree replacement planting program undertaken regularly by Parks.
Christina Moog, Communications Coordinator
District of Sooke
Tel: 250.642.1634, ext. 678