Hundreds of students and some hungry goats pitching in for Earth Day cleanup at Highrock Park

The event runs from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on April 24

Over 600 school children are expected to be celebrating Earth Day on Wednesday with a community cleanup, planting and environmental awareness event at Highrock Park.

Students will be participating in invasive species removal, planting, trail building and nature walks. They’ll also be getting some help.

“Hungry goats will be assisting again this year with weeding out invasive species on steep terrain too difficult to access by students,” according to the Township’s post announcing the event on their website.

They add, “the event runs rain or shine so make sure you come prepared with warm clothes and boots if necessary.”

The event aims to raise awareness about keeping our local parks and urban forests healthy.

ALSO READ: Goat troopers reclaim overgrown Vancouver Islands park

Exhibitors will be available from Greater Victoria Green Team, World Fisheries Trust, Island Health, Esquimalt Community Garden, Rocky Point Bird Observatory, Victoria Natural History Society, Robert Bateman Centre, Parks Canada, a mycology table, Swan Lake Christmas Hill Nature Sanctuary, World Wildlife Fund, and Esquimalt’s Parks Department.

ALSO READ: Beacon Hill’s baby goats are back!

“Dogs must be on-leash in the park from Tuesday April 23 to Thursday April 25,” according to the website.

The event runs from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on April 24. Mayor Barb Desjardins will be giving a welcome speech to start things off.

swikar.oli@goldstreamgazette.com

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

Hundreds of wax figures find new life in Saanich man’s home

Former director of Victoria’s Royal London Wax Museum still hopes to revive wax figure tourism

Oak Bay wins Vancouver Island basketball championship

Third-place NDSS will get to challenge second place Claremont for a berth in provincials

Peninsula Eagles will host Midget T2 provincial championships

Provincial championships will take place at Panorama Recreation March 15 to 19

UPDATED: Hit and run results in damaged fire hydrant, flooding on Richmond Road

Registered owner issued $360 ticket, responsible for repair costs

Saanich’s senior race car driver not slowing down

Bill Okell kicks off 2020 season at Buttonwillow Raceway Park in California on Feb. 21

HIGHLIGHTS: Day one and two at the 2020 BC Winter Games

Athletes had sunny – but cold – weather to work with in Fort St. John

Tyler Toffoli scores twice, Canucks crush Bruins 9-3

Stecher, Miller each add three points for Vancouver

Zamboni driver, 42, earns NHL win over Maple Leafs

Emergency goalie called into action for Carolina Hurricanes

Governor general says multiple solutions needed for ‘complicated’ overdose issue

Julie Payette met at a fire hall with firefighters and police officers as well as politicians and health experts

Landlord ordered to pay $11K after harassing B.C. mom to move days after giving birth

Germaine Valdez was pressured to move just a few days after giving birth by C-section to her child

Heart attacks strike B.C. husband and wife just over one year apart

Courtenay couple share personal stories to bring awareness to heart month

‘Nothing surprises us anymore:’ U.S. border officials find brain in package

U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents found the brain packed in a glass mason jar in a Canada Post shipment

B.C., Ottawa sign sweeping 30-year deal for northern caribou habitat

West Moberly, Saulteau co-manage new protection on two million acres

Loans or gifts? Judge rules woman must pay Victoria man back $7K

B.C. judge rules that woman must pay back more than $7,000 in advanced funds to man

Most Read