Apr 23, 2021

A group of Colwood kids had a wonderful day planting trees at Sue Mar Park near Wishart Road this week as an Earth Day learning adventure.

Each student planted their own little sapling and the class will return once a week to tend and water their tiny trees.

The students are quite familiar with this little park, because their wonderful teachers lead them on a walk there every week to enjoy the fresh air and exercise, pick up any litter they may find, and talk about the world around them and the things they've been learning in class. 

We are truly grateful for the teachers who make learning an adventure for students, and for the children who are learning wonderful lessons about our earth and how to care for it.

Thanks as well to our Colwood Parks team who helped the class find a great planting spot, provided buckets of mulch and water, and shared their knowledge for successful planting and healthy trees.

If you come across the newly planted trees along the pathway on Wishart Road near Stornoway Road, please mind your step, and know that they were planted with care by kids in our community.

Other Earth Day initiatives in Colwood

As a seaside community surrounded by forests, parks and trails, people in Colwood are not shy to celebrate the wonderful connections to nature we enjoy.

Bike Safety Checks

On three Saturdays in April, residents were invited to come to Colwood City Hall for a free Bike Safety Check and Tune Up by local volunteers, with support from the Greater Victoria Cycling Coalition and Bike Victoria.

Earth Day Speaker's Series

Every Tuesday this month, the Citizens' Environment Network in Colwood has treated residents to an online Earth Day Speakers Series on a range of topics, including Driving Electric, Grow Local Eat Local, Reducing Home Energy Consumption, Naturescaping your Garden, and Beaches Shorelines. 

Little Free Plant Stands

Colwood's new Little Free Plant Stands also launched for Earth Day as the first project funded by the City's new Create Places Colwood grants. Residents can take a plant and leave a plant from these adorable community plant cupboards.