Protecting and enhancing the natural values of Salt Spring Island and its surrounding waters




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Thanks to the many volunteers who got muddy with us in October! Together we planted 3000 + native plants and trees in the new wetlands at the Blackburn Lake Nature Reserve. Did you know? Wetlands are nature’s water purifiers – we’re taking direct action to keep Blackburn and Cusheon lakes healthy!


Yellow Archangel

Yellow Archangel or Lamium (Lamium galeobdolon or Lamiastrum galeobdolon) This plant is often sold in hanging baskets or as a groundcover. It spreads aggressively in woodlands and riparian areas, climbing over and killing native plants and forming dense mats of roots which deplete the soil. FURTHER INFORMATION



Periwinkle (Vinca minor and Vinca major) Both species of periwinkle grow rapidly and adapt to a variety of conditions, forming dense mats that suppress and out-compete other plants. Coastal ISC Species Profile