The event took place at Perseverance Creek in Cumberland where RBC Courtenay staff members Dan Lehton and son Ian, Dave Robertson and Sheena Peterson, CVLT staff, volunteers from Comox Valley Nature and the Comox Valley Conservation Partnership planted over 100 Pink Fawn Lily and Western Trillium plants in the floodplain of the creek. In addition to providing staff and time to complete this conservation project for the community, RBC donated a $1000 Day of Service grant to the CVLT as part of their initiative to support local organizations making an impact in their community. The grant will be used to support future CVLT projects that benefit the region. This is the fourth year RBC Courtenay has selected the CVLT as a beneficiary.
“The CVLT is grateful to RBC for their continued support of our programs both financially and in terms of their being willing to roll-up their sleeves and get important work done on the ground,” said Tim Ennis, Executive Director for Comox Valley Land Trust. “CVLT works in partnership with businesses such as RBC to achieve important conservation results that enrich life in our community.” This planting event would not have been made possible without the generosity and support of Comox Valley Nature who salvaged the lilies for the planting event from the site of the new connector bridge at Tsolum River.