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New Brighton Park Restoration – Update

New Brighton Park Restoration – Update

February 15th, 2022 Report and Photos Submitted by Nigel Peck Last week saw the third and fourth invasive species removal work parties at New Brighton Park on Wednesday and Saturday.  With these efforts, twenty three people have now volunteered in the endeavour, with about a third of them participating multiple times for a total of thirty five ‘work party days’. At this point we have cleared about 65% of the Scotch Broom on the hillock to the west of the off-leash…

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Khanahmoot – History of New Brighton Park

Khanahmoot – History of New Brighton Park

Submitted by Caroline Penn  Imagine a shoreline teaming with crabs and shellfish beds, its banks graced with cedar, hemlock, and small creeks, tucked in close to our modern-day 2nd Narrows Bridge. For the Squamish, Musqueam and Tseil’waututh people this was “Khanahmoot”. According to Squamish origin stories a Man and Woman appeared from out of the creek waters at Khanahmoot and their descendants lived there for thousands of years until the arrival of European settlers.  Today we call this site New…

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New Brighton Park Restoration Initiative

New Brighton Park Restoration Initiative

Nature Vancouver has been invited to participate in restoration activities at New Brighton Park in cooperation with youth from the Hastings / Sunrise Community Centre. Invasive species to be removed include scotch broom, bull thistle and Himalayan blackberries. There is room for natural species planting, maintenance, and plant and insect monitoring through the year. One other exciting aspect will be the participation of the Cascade Bird Box Team to install bird boxes in the area. Please email nigel@naturevancouver.ca if this is a project you…

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