Chilliwack – On Saturday, members of all four Chilliwack Rotary clubs pitched in to turn scrub land into a pollination garden at the Great Blue Heron Nature Reserve. It was amazing what you can accomplish in 2.5 hours.

Some 50 people built the beds for a pollination garden at the Great Blue Heron Nature Reserve. It will be planted with bushes and trees that will attract butterflies, bees and other pollinators.

The city supplied a truck full of soil, one of gravel, and a truckload of rocks. All of the scrub grass was removed, all soil turned and amended, gentle slopes built, and gravel paths built between beds.

Volunteers were able to incorporate two existing trees and two existing bushes into the garden. They also lined all of the beds, and the driveway area with large rocks. Everyone pitched in – even the little kids were helping. Richard from Hofstede’s and Wally from Fountain Tire hosted a BBQ in the outdoor amphitheatre (which had previously been built by the Rotary Club of Chilliwack during a Rotary at Work day a few years ago).

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