The Lions Club, once again under the fearless leadership of Lion Dixon, teamed up with our local Gabriolan environmental group GaLTT, to pull the evasive Scotch Broom from one of our favourite island parks, Drumbeg. For over 2 hours, 42 volunteers donned gloves and carried clippers to pull, cut, stomp on, spit at and remove hundreds of these nasty (but good looking) plants.
Lion Dixon, who experiences constant nightmares over this invasive plant, had this to say: “Thanks to everyone who came out and helped today – it was a Herculean effort by everyone and collectively, we were able to clear the whole back of the park from the back woods out to the meadow! Some of you, who were busy in the afternoon also cleared the park entrance area in the morning! It was a remarkable achievement.”