Removal of English Ivy in Sunnyside Campground and Surrounding Green Spaces

green ivy vine closeup

On Saturday, October 16, 2021 the Cultus Lake Park Environmental and Public Areas Planning Committee partnered with the Cultus Lake Aquatic Stewardship Society to remove invasive plant species in Sunnyside Campground and surrounding areas.

The group was joined by five volunteers from the Cultus Lake Park community to remove one of BC’s most prevalent invasive plant species, Hedera Helix. While this plant may be visually appealing, it causes a number of issues to the native trees and plants in the Park.

Hedera Helix, more commonly known as English Ivy, wraps itself around the host tree and burrows under the bark. This will cause fungus, decay and eventually will not allow the tree to continue healthy growth and development.

The Committee members, CLASS and volunteers throughout the community have dedicated many hours to the preservation and protection of the native plants and trees within the Park.

On behalf of the Cultus Lake Park Board and staff, we thank all who continue to volunteer time to maintain our beautiful greenspaces for future generations to come.

If you have any questions or want information on how to get involved, please contact [email protected].

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