Broom is stubborn and recalcitrant stuff. It keeps coming back. The Juan de Fuca Community Trails Society and the District of Sooke have been combating it on the Whiffin Spit since 2007. I am happy to report that Indian plum, red flowering current and Black Coast gooseberry can be seen.
This year we are joined by the Greater Victoria Green Team for our 2015 pulls. The broom is early this year and so are our work parties. These will take place on Wednesday, April 8 from 9 a.m. to noon with students from Edward Milne Community School helping and on Saturday, April 11 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. with all comers. We need people to help, bringing broom pullers, loppers, pruners and gloves to pull big broom and hunt out and destroy small broom trying to make a come back. We do have some tools to loan out. Please join us on either day, for the full time or for an hour or to.