The Shuswap Naturalist Club has left their mark in Blackburn Park.
On April 22, 2020, club members visited the Salmon Arm park with shovels, rakes, bags of dirt and a variety of numerous tree cuttings, with the intent of celebrating Earth Day, and marking the Shuswap Naturalist Club’s 50th anniversary, by planting trees. The goal was to plant 50 trees for 50 years. About half of those were planted that day.
Club members were back in the park to finish the job on the morning of Thursday, Oct. 8. Some gathered at the southwest end of the soccer field, where they planted a mix of mountain ash, Douglas maple, red osier dogwood, ocean spray, choke cherry and saskatoon – all native species.
The club is dedicated to the study, appreciation and conservation of our natural world.